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Mom's Honey Cake

Mom's Honey Cake

A holiday classic, this honey cake is guaranteed to please.

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup strong brewed decaf or regular coffee
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (coated first in flour) (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in mixing bowl. Combine slowly with sugar, oil and then honey.
  4. Add coffee alternating with your dry ingredients, taking care to mix only until the dry ingredients are combined. Sprinkle in the flour covered raisins at the end, by hand.
  5. Mixture can be poured into one 9 by 12 cake pan, or two loaf pans, or in mini-loaf or cupcake pans. Fill the pans halfway or a little more.
  6. The baking time can be anywhere from 15 to 35 or 40 minutes, depending on the depth of your pan. Test for doneness by piercing with a toothpick; If the toothpick comes away clean, the cake is done. The recipe doubles well and freezes well.

Contributed by:Elizabeth Book Kratz, CKCA

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