A Festive Date and Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah (Recipe)

This recipe for Rosh Hashanah spices up traditional honey cake with dates and date molasses

Vered Guttman
Vered Guttman
Date and honey cake
Vered Guttman
Vered Guttman
User rating:
0 Stars
Difficulty:
Easy

You can find pressed dates and silan (date molasses) at Middle Eastern and kosher markets.

Ingredients

13 oz. pressed dates package (Get at the Kosher Mart or Yekta in Rockville)

1.5 cups boiling water

1 cup plus 2 TBSP oil (I use corn oil)

1 1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup honey or Silan (date molasses)

3 eggs

2.25 cups flour

3 TBSP cocoa powder

1.5 tsp baking soda

a little salt

1/2 cup sugar

5 oz. chopped chocolate

1/2 cup chopped walnut

Preparation

1. Oven to 325 degrees. Oil and line two loaf pans with parchment paper.

2. Pour the boiling water on the pressed dates and wait for it to chill a little. Puree the dates with the water to a soft paste.

3. Mix the oil, 1 1/4 cup sugar, honey and eggs.

4. In another bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the oil mixture and the dates to the flour mixture and mix well.

5. Divide the batter between the pans. Mix the 1/2 cup sugar, chocolate and walnut and sprinkle on top of the cakes.

6. Bake for 50 minutes.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Mohammed 'Moha' Alshawamreh.

He's From a Small Village in the West Bank, One of Three at His School Who Went to College

From the cover of 'Shmutz.'

'There Are Similarities Between the Hasidic Community and Pornography’

A scene from Netflix's "RRR."

‘RRR’: If Cocaine Were a Movie, It Would Look Like This

Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid's Journey: From Late-night Host to Israel's Prime Minister

Lake Kinneret. The high water level created lagoons at the northern end of the lake.

Lake Kinneret as You’ve Never Experienced It Before

An anti-abortion protester holds a cross in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Roe v. Wade: The Supreme Court Leaves a Barely United States