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Aunt Helaine’s Honey Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Helaine’s Honey Cake, by , is from Feed Your Mind, Body and Soul, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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3 ½ cups sifted flour
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ginger
1 cup sugar
½ cup chopped nuts
½ cup raisins
3 eggs, separated
¼ cup vegetable oil
1¼ cup honey
1 cup strong brewed coffee, warm

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and sugar. Add nuts and raisins. Make a well and add beaten egg yolks, oil, honey and coffee. Mix on medium speed until well-mixed. Fold in stiffly beaten eggs whites. Bake in tube pan at 350 ⁰ for 60 minutes. Invert and cool.




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