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Honey Cake
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Contributed by: RuthiegirlAdded: Sep 17, 2010 at 03:30 PM


Traditional Jewish Cake for Rosh Hashonna and Yom Kippur; for a Sweet New Year.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 3-1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 2 cups honey (variations: 2 cups agave syrup or 1 cup sugar and 1 cup honey)
  • 1 cup olive oil (or compliant oil substitute)
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee (variations: tea, yerba mate or hot water)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Grease and flour a 9'' X 13'' pan
  3. In large bowl, cream honey and oil (and/or sugar, if using).
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour with sea salt and optional spices.
  6. In a third bowl, combine coffee (or tea), baking soda, and cream of tartar. Mixture should bubble.
  7. Alternate adding flour mixture and coffee mixture to the egg mixture until all are fully incorporated together.
  8. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Cream of Tartar  N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,5 B B B B B B B B
Coffee (Regular/Decaf)1 ,3 B B A A N A A A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Green Tea1 B B B B B B B B
Tea (Black Regular/Decaf)- A N A A N A A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Clove- N N N N N N N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 22, 2010 at 02:51 PM By: Dr. Pepper