5 Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake Recipes

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is traditionally celebrated by consuming many different kinds of sweet foods. For example, it is a common custom to dip foods such as challah and apples in honey. Why? The sweet tastes represent the good fortune that is desired in the coming year.


Challah is a Jewish braided bread that is made with eggs.

Curious about how to make your own challah? Check out this popular Challah recipe, video instructions are included.

Or watch a video on all the beautiful ways challah can be braided:

Can't see the video? Click here.


A much beloved sweet dessert to serve your guests on Rosh Hashanah is honey cake. We've collected 5 honey cake recipes for you to choose from. Each recipe has its own unique selection of spices and distinctive flavor.

One significant benefit of honey cake is that it is a dessert you can prepare days in advance of Rosh Hashanah. Storage tip: It keeps well on the counter, tightly covered, at room temperature.

In the recipes listed below, we recommend using our clover honey.

Have a happy and sweet new year!

  1. Honey Cake: From the cookbook A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman
  2. Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake: From Allrecipes.com
  3. Mini Honey Cakes for Rosh Hashanah: From The Feast Goes On cookbook by the Monday Morning Cooking Club
  4. Hazelnut Honey Cake: From JOYofKOSHER.com by Jamie Geller
  5. Deluxe Honey Cake: From LeahCooksKosher.com by Leah Jaffee


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