Spiced Honey Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Zante Currants
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup milk

  • Directions:

    In mixer bowl, BEAT eggs and sugar just to blend. Mix in butter and honey. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices.
    TOSS raisins, currants and walnuts with a tablespoon of the flour mixture; set aside.
    ADD dry ingredients to batter alternately with milk, beating just until smooth after each addition. Stir in raisin mixture.
    POUR batter into greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
    BAKE at 325 F for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    COOL in pan 10 minutes; loosen edges and remove to wire rack.
    BRUSH warm loaf with additional honey; cool. Wrap and let stand 24 hours. Brush with honey again before slicing and serving.


    Makes 12 servings.