Honey Cake

Honey is a very traditional food during Rosh Hashanah.  Its sweetness symbolizes the wish for a happy, sweet life in the upcoming year. It is common to have a Rosh Hashanah feast end with a beautiful, moist honey cake.  Challah and apple slices are also dipped into honey and served along with the honey cake.
            Honey Cake
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
½ tsp. ground allspice
1 cup honey
½ cup strong black coffee
2 Tbsps. oil
3 ½ cups flour
¼ cup citron
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground allspice
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup chopped nuts
½ cup raisins
2 Tbsps. brandy
Beat eggs, and add sugar gradually, beating until creamy. Combine honey and coffee.
Stir into oil. Combine with the egg mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together flour,
baking powder, soda and spices. Add nuts, raisins, and citron to flour mixture.
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, blending thoroughly. Stir brandy through the batter.
Line two greased loaf pans with waxed paper. Half fill each pan with batter.
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