Jewish families begin their calendar in autumn with Rosh Hashanah. Many Jewish
families enjoy sugary foods for Rosh Hashanah to bring a "sweet" future
in the coming year. This cake also celebrates Simhat Torah.
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer.
- Combine flour and
next 3 ingredients; gradually add to honey mixture, mixing well.
- Dissolve coffee
granules in hot water and add to mixture, beating well.
- Stir in flavorings.
into two greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
- Combine the 1/4 cup sugar, pecans and cinnamon; sprinkle over loaves.
- Bake at
325 degrees F for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted
in center comes out clean.
- Cool loaves in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and
let cool on a wire rack.