Holiday Honey Cake

Holiday Honey Cake
Dessert
12 servings
 
With the holidays coming up, maybe you're stuck trying decide what to make for the family for dessert. Check out this amazing sweet holiday cake treat, of course using honey!
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-1/3 cups brewed coffee
  • 1-1/3 cups honey
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • CARAMEL GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger together twice; place in another large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, coffee, honey and oil until smooth. Add to flour mixture; beat until well blended.
  4. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; with clean beaters, beat on high speed just until stiff but not dry. Fold a fourth of the whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites.
  5. Gently transfer to an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake on lowest oven rack 50-60 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1-1/2 hours.
  6. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate and add glaze.