You’ve Never Tasted Anything Like This Honey Cake

The lightest honey cake you’ve ever tasted, it also has the traditional apples for a complete holiday treat. The honey orange topping takes your taste buds to new heights!!

You’ve Never Tasted Anything Like This Honey Cake/Honey Apple Cupcakes

Ingredients:

2 eggs or ½ cup egg substitute

2 egg whites, beaten until peaks form

¾ cup sugar

2 tsps. baking soda

¾ cup brewed decaffeinated coffee

1 cup honey

1 10 oz. jar apricot fruit spread

¾ vegetable oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. allspice

½ tsp. salt

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Juice and grated zest of 1 orange

1 apple, peeled and shredded

3 cups flour

*Topping Ingredients: (*If keeping Kosher and serving with a meat meal, omit topping as it contains butter)

4 Tbls.(1/2 stick or 1/4 cup) unsalted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

2-3 Tbls. orange zest

1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds or pecans

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F; in large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until frothy.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in warm coffee; add honey, fruit spread, oil, spices, salt, nuts (opt.), and coffee mixture to egg mixture. Mix well, add apple, orange zest, juice then stir in flour. Mix well.
  3. In small bowl beat egg whites until peaks form. Gently fold in egg whites into cake mixture.
  4. Bake in oiled muffin pans for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. If using an 8×8 square pan bake 35 minutes. Entire mixture will make 18 cupcakes and one 8×8 square cake.

For Topping:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan; add honey, brown sugar, orange zest and nuts, stirring on low heat for 1 minute until combined.
  2. Spread evenly over the cake or a small amount on each cupcake; broil for 1-2 minutes until topping has seeped into cake. Cool before serving.

 

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