Spiced Honey Cake

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

Yield: Serves 8
Cost per Serving: $.44
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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Bake: 1 Hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 283
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 51g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Sodium: 297mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mild-flavored honey
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied ginger
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and dust with flour, knocking out excess. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  2. 2. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat yolks and sugar until pale. Mix in honey and butter until smooth. Reduce speed to low; add half of flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour mixture. Fold in candied ginger.
  3. 3. In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold 1/3 of whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and let cool completely. Sift confectioners' sugar over top just before serving, if desired.
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