Majestic and Moist New Year's Honey Cake
Majestic and Moist New Year's Honey Cake
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    I like a New Year's honey cake to be extra moist and sweet, as good on the day of baking as it is days later. This one is queen of the realm—rich, nicely spiced, in a word, majestic in taste and stature. I went through many variations and tasting sessions until I was satisfied with this definitive cake. One tester gave the ultimate compliment, saying "This one is worth the price of the book." Like most honey cakes, it is a good keeper and can be made a couple of days ahead.

    Ingredients

    • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup warm coffee or strong tea
    • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
    • 1/4 cup rye or whisky (see Note)
    • 1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds (optional)
    • I like this cake best baked in a 9-inch angel food cake pan, but you can also make it in a 10-inch tube or bundt cake pan, a 9-by-13-inch sheet pan, or three 8-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 858 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 32 g 49.27%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.76%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 536 mg 22.34%
    • Calcium: 90 mg 8.95%
    • Potassium: 381 mg 10.89%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 135 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.42%
    • Sugar: 84 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 3 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.72%
    • Vitamin C 13.07%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs6
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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