Especially for Rosh HaShanna (the Jewish new year’s eve), gluten free, unrifried sugar, honey cake!
I’m happy to share with you an easy honey cake that you can bake with your kids or give away to your neighbors.
Need a quick recipe for a last minute dessert? I got you covered!
I love honey cakes, I really genuinely do. But ever since I avoid gluten (in the past 3.5 years now), I was craving a real, good honey cake.
I like that feeling, when you slice the cake, make yourself a cup of steaming hot tea. You know why you need a cup of tea aside, right? Because it calls choking cake lol! Usually, honey cakes are so dense that you can literally choke when you eat it.
So here is the easiest honey cake, under 15 minutes and straight to the oven!
If you are vegan or hosting a vegan friend, you can change the honey to 100% maple syrup. That would, obviously, be a maple cake but that works as well! (Tip: if you are subbing the honey, chop in roasted pecans and vegan chocolate chips > check those, vegan, gluten-free, soy free, nut free & kosher) Come’ on Rosh Hashanna is almost here, let’s start working!
1 cup of buckwheat flour (I use organic flour by Arrowhead mill)
3 tbsp almond flour
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup hot tea (I used Orange Spice by Celestial)
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of clove
Preheat your oven to 355c and slightly grease a 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan.
Heat the water and make your favorite cup o’ tea. Set aside (take a sip! kidding! If you do, pls prepare another cup for the cake)
Mix all wet ingredients together, including the chilled tea. Once the batter is chilled, add the eggs one by one.
Add spices in, I LOVE clove, so I use it more than the average person I think, but it’s your call.
Stir in the flour with baking soda, and baking powder, mix well. Since there is no gluten here, you don’t need to worry about over-mixing it.
Pour batter to the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.
I started to check the cake after 25 minutes and added 3 minutes until a toothpick came out clean.
You can add chopped almonds on top of the cake before placing it in the oven. I added pan stirred apples with cinnamon. If desired, you can add raisins, chocolate liqueur, or whatever your imagination allows you.
For vegan option, use flax “egg” (mix tbsp flax seeds with 3 tbsp water, let it sit until thicken), sub honey with maple as suggested above.
If you wish to bake a nut-free honey cake, you can skip the almond flour and add 2 tbsp of buckwheat flour.
If you never worked with buckwheat flour before, don’t be intimidated by the color, once it will be baked, you won’t see the dark spots. You can always say it poppy seeds or something 🙂
If you think it won’t be sweet enough, you can brush the cake with honey syrup (1/4 cup of hot water mixed with 1 tbsp of honey), before it cools off.
Happy Holiday y’all! I hope you have your “wish” list ready for this upcoming year. I already blessed my kids and wished for them to be braver, smarter, and greater than I am.
Share your next year’s blessing in the comments! I’d love to add some to my list as well 😉
Original recipe by Batzek Alim, modified by The Veggienista