Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is a rich ,nutty, cake that is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup.
For the best flavor, soak overnight and serve chilled.
I've made a couple substitutions..
double the recipe for a layer cake!
Cake: Cooking spray
3/4 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 T. Vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1/2 matzo cake mix meal.(Not found at Piggly Wiggly ..LOL.., so substituted 1/2 cup all purpose flour,1/4 t. baking powder)
1/2 C. finely chopped walnuts
1/4 C. finely chopped hazel nuts(Also, not found at our Piggly Wiggly..LOL..so pecans worked just fine!);-)
4 T. fresh orange juice.
1/4 t. salt
2/3 C. granulated sugar
14 C. honey
1/3 C. fresh orange juice
3 T. of water
1 T of fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
To prepare cake..coat a 9in round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes..Siir in Matzo (flour baking pwdr. mixture) and next 5 ingredients, beating until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake a 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched..cool completely..
To prepare syrup, combine 2/3 cup of granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cool completely..Pierce top of cake several times with a fork; pour syrup over cake...cover and chill ;-)