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Helen Hecker's Honey Cake

13WHAM's Alexis Arnold visited with Debbie Maruke, executive chef at The Summit at Brighton, and resident Helen Hecker to make Honey Cake.

13WHAM's Alexis Arnold visited with Debbie Maruke, executive chef at The Summit at Brighton, and resident Helen Hecker to make Honey Cake.

Helen Hecker’s Honey Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¾ cup Strong dark coffee
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 4 egg whites, beaten stiff

Directions:

  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Cream together the shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the egg yolks and blend. Add honey and blend. Alternately add flour mixture and dark coffee, blending carefully. Add in the nuts and raisins.
  • Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  • Grease the pans, 2 (8x8 inch) or 2 (8x5 loaf) with pan release spray or shortening. Fit with parchment paper or wax paper and spray again with pan release spray. Add the batter to the pans. You can add some nuts and raisins to the top of the batter before baking.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 50 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick , adding more time if not done.

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