Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey--even if you're not celebrating Rosh Hashanah, this cake will put you in a festive mood.
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Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey— this cake will put you in a festive fall mood.
Like fruitcake, its gentile cousin, Jewish honey cake is generally reviled. People tend to find it, depending on the recipe, too sweet, too dry, too oily, or too spicy. But at Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) you simply have to have one: the holiday just wouldn't be the same without it. This year, I decided to try out Manischewitz's Honey Cake Mix ($6.49). The real thing was already so bad, I reasoned, could a boxed mix be that much worse?
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