Honey-Spice Cake (Lekach)
Honey-Spice Cake (Lekach)
Honey-Spice Cake (Lekach)
ID: 541 

This recipe makes a large (4-qt) Bundt cake. If you don't have a large Bundt pan, plan to halve the recipe, or split the dough and make two cakes.



  1. Heat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a 4-qt. Bundt pan; set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, baking powder, soda and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat 3/4 cup sugar and egg yolks in a bowl on medium-high speed of a mixer until tripled in volume, about 4 minutes. Stir in oil, honey, 2 Tablespoons juice, zest and Grand Marnier. Add dry ingredients; stir until just combined.
  4. Beat egg whites in a bowl on high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold whites into batter. Pour into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean, about 60 minutes.
  6. Let cool and invert onto a serving plate.
  7. Whisk remaining juice with confectioners' sugar; drizzle over cake.