What is it about a marble cake that I find so endearing? Is it that I get two distinct flavors of cake in one bite, or is it that very cool 70’s psychedelic swirl that the two batters produce. Probably a little of both I guess.
I’ve been baking this particular cake for awhile now, the recipe for which I found in the Los Angeles Times. I initially baked this cake for a Rosh Hashanah dinner because honey cake is what one traditionally serves for dessert. Please, if you’re reading this and you’re having a Rosh Hashanah dinner in September, I beg you, do not buy one of those nasty honey loaf cakes from the bakery. This cake is chock-full of flavor and filled with spices like cinnamon, allspice and cloves. It will fill your house with a crazy good smell. You’ll thank me later. The thing is, this cake is so good, I saw no reason why I just couldn’t make it all year-round. I guess what I’m saying is, even if you don’t celebrate Rosh Hashanah, this is a cake you’ll want to try.
What you might find very appealing about this cake is that there’s no need to haul out the unwieldy Kitchen Aid mixer. You just mix these two batters by hand with a spatula and voila! it’s done.
Click here for the recipe: http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/honey-cake/