This is the FABULOUS honey cake Daryl Fridenberg brought to Temple Israel’s Break-the-Fast table in 2016 / 5777, and we have been singing its praises ever since. The recipe is from A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman, and it comes to us courtesy of Daryl Fridenberg.
“I like a New Year’s honey cake to be extra moist and sweet, as good a few days later as it is on the day of baking. This one is queen of the realm — rich, nicely spiced, and in a word, majestic in taste and stature. I went through many variations and tasting sessions until I was satisfied with this definitive cake… Like most honey cakes, it is a good keeper and can be made a couple of days ahead.” – Marcy Goldman