Ontbijkoek (Honey Cake)


4 cups all purpose flour

1 cup white sugar

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking powder

1 baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 cup honey

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water


In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients until well blended. In another bowl, mix honey with boiling water until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are blended. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven at 350 F for 50-60 minutes.

–Recipe by Christina S.


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