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Honey Cake (Lekach)
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Warm Strong Coffee
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Whiskey
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Allspice
1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
2.5 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Raisins
1/3 Cup Orange Peel
1/3 Cup Walnuts
(Raisins, Orange Peel, Nuts & Whiskey are optional and can be used together, just one ingredient or omitted altogether depending on your taste.)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Beat the eggs together with honey, then add vanilla and mix in sugar.
Add coffee and pour into egg mixture together with oil.
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients.
Join the contents of the two bowls and mix well. Then stir in remaining ingredients.
Pour into a rectangular loaf pan.
Bake at 350 F for about an hour.
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