Ukrainian Christmas Honey Cake

Ukrainian Christmas Honey Cake (makes two)

Preheat the oven to 350 F. You will need two loaf pans that are prepared with non-stick spray or greased and floured.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix well after each egg yolk is added. Add the sour cream and honey, mixing well.

In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until they form still peaks. Sift together the dry ingredients: cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Working with the dry ingredient mixture and the egg whites, alternate folding them into the batter in the large mixing bowl. Fold in the walnuts and raisings. Pour the batter into the loaf pans. Bake for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. The cake is served warm. Makes about 12 slices, so they are fairly thick when sliced.

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