Lekach (Honey Cake) | IFCJ
Skip Navigation

Honey Cake

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, combine eggs, honey, and sugar; mix well. Add baking soda to coffee. Add to mixer with oil. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Pour into greased tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour, or until done.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (mix into coffee)
  • 1 cup warm coffee
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Fruit Salad

The abundance of fresh fruit in Israel, ripe from the fields and orchards, makes fruit salads a natural choice. After a good meal, nothing is more refreshing than this cool dessert.

Honey Cake

Honey cake is the traditional cake of the "Land of Milk and Honey." Honey cake is a must for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, since its sweetness symbolizes the wishes for a good year ahead.

Kichlach

In Israel, all young men and women are required to enlist for military service at the age of 18. The soldiers, who manage to get home only once every several weeks, enjoy getting parcels with sweet things from home; and mothers are very efficient in keeping them well-supplied with cakes. Derived from central Europe, the popular kichlach are to be found in many of the packages destined for young soldiers. No adequate substitute has so far been found for the homemade product. The word kichlach is Yiddish for cookies.