Famous Moist and Majestic Honey Cake by Marcy Goldman

Over 17,600 people downloaded this recipe (and it's all over the Internet and in my cookbook -think of all the honey, all those hard-working bees!) This is a delicious Jewish New Year tradition that will turn a honey cake hater into a honey cake fan. Rich with honey, warmed up with some cola (trust me) and perfectly spiced. If you Google honey cake - this, my recipe, comes up a hundreds of times - making me a proud queen bee. Many people have said, this particular recipe is worth the price of A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. I use Canada's own King Cole Tea in this recipe and the anodized, heavy duty angel food cake pan by Fat Daddios m(lined with parchment paper.

This recipe is posted with the expressed permission of talented baker and KosherEye friend Marcy Goldman of  BetterBaking.Com Online Magazine

Cake Batter
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons cinnamonThis recipe is for sole, personal use of visitors of BetterBaking.Com Online Magazine. Marcy Goldman/ BetterBaking.com r
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup warm, strong tea *
1/2 cup Coca Cola (c), bubbles stirred out
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup rye or whisky (substitute orange juice or coffee)

Finishing Touches
1/2 cup slivered almonds (optional)

Basting Syrup (optiona)l
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon Boyajian Orange oil