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Old 10-07-2019, 02:54 PM   #1
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Honey cake.

1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups hot coffee
2 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
Dash nutmeg
Dash ginger
Dash ground cloves
cup oil


Cream honey, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Set aside.
Put baking soda into coffee and stir. In a separate bowl sift baking powder, flour, allspice nutmeg ginger and cloves. Add coffee mixture. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pa. Bake at 325 deg for 1 hour (add slivered almonds to the top of the cake before placing in the oven, optional.



What do they mean by "Cream"? And how exactly do I do that?

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Honey cake.

1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups hot coffee
2 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
Dash nutmeg
Dash ginger
Dash ground cloves
cup oil


Cream honey, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Set aside.
Put baking soda into coffee and stir. In a separate bowl sift baking powder, flour, allspice nutmeg ginger and cloves. Add coffee mixture. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pa. Bake at 325 deg for 1 hour (add slivered almonds to the top of the cake before placing in the oven, optional.



What do they mean by "Cream"? And how exactly do I do that?

Thank you.
"Cream" means to combine sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until the mixture is light yellow and has the consistency of a fluffy buttercream frosting sort of.

Its a standard way to combine those ingredients (emulsify them) before adding the flour and liquid

Its easy! You could do it with a bowl and whisk but its a million times easier to do with a hand or stand mixer.

Good luck!
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Yes very easy. You can do it Charlie. It sounds VERY sweet.
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I understand sugar part, bu how is it going to work with honey? That is what bothers me, honey is heavy and sticky.
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I don't understand no fat in the recipe. It's like the honey is taking the place of a fat.
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I understand sugar part, bu how is it going to work with honey? That is what bothers me, honey is heavy and sticky.


The eggs will act as an emulsifier.
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I don't understand no fat in the recipe. It's like the honey is taking the place of a fat.


There is fat in the eggs.
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There is oil.
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Yes very easy. You can do it Charlie. It sounds VERY sweet.
It's got two cups of coffee in it, too. It's very similar to a honey cake I've made. It's quite good.
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There is oil.
Sorry, what I meant was the fat (oil) is usually added to the sugar and "creamed".
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with the honey being so heavy and sticky, as you say, is one good reason why it would be easier to use a mixer rather than doing it by hand.
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There are four eggs. I think they'll be plenty to cream the sugars with.
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I was taught to do this with a wooden spoon. I hadn't thought of doing it with a mixer. Hmm, I see some banana muffins in my near future.
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Terminology question and a recipe

I guess Im just going to have to try.
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Terminology question and a recipe Honey cake. 1 cup honey 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp baking soda 2 cups hot coffee 2 tsp baking powder 4 cups flour tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice Dash nutmeg Dash ginger Dash ground cloves cup oil [I][U][B]Cream[/B][/U][/I] honey, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Set aside. Put baking soda into coffee and stir. In a separate bowl sift baking powder, flour, allspice nutmeg ginger and cloves. Add coffee mixture. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pa. Bake at 325 deg for 1 hour (add slivered almonds to the top of the cake before placing in the oven, optional. What do they mean by "Cream"? And how exactly do I do that? Thank you. 3 stars 1 reviews
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