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Honey Orange Loaf Cake


I’ll be honest, I did not enjoy honey cake as a child. It did seem sacrilegious to not have some honey cake over the Yom Tov season, but I always found it too dense and sweet. Then I came up with this light and airy version, and the tartness from the orange zest balances out the sweetness well. Now the only problem is that we’re enjoying this one too much.   Yields 2 loaf cakes


Prepare the Honey Orange Loaf Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Line two nine-and-a-half- by three-and-a-half-inch (24- x nine-centimeter) loaf pans with Gefen Parchment Paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add oil, honey, sugars, eggs, vanilla, juice, and allspice. Combine just until all ingredients are incorporated. Stir in orange zest.
4. Divide batter between the two pans. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
5. In a small bowl, mix together all frosting ingredients until smooth. Pour over cooled cakes. Garnish with fresh fruit slices, if desired.


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