Ring in the New Year with this delicious honey cake. This Rosh Hashanah classic gets a modern update from Gourmet Live’s Kemp Minifie. The decadent chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of sea salt make this treat savory and sweet!

honey-cake

ingredients

For cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pure honey
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm coffee (brewed, or instant dissolved in water)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed grated orange zest

For chocolate glaze:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk (not light)
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 4 ounces bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped

For garnish:

  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon (optional)

Equipment:

  • a 10-inch Bundt pan; nonstick baking spray (shake well first; see Cooks’ Notes); cake tester or wooden skewer for testing cake doneness

preparation

For cake:
Heat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Generously spray pan, including center tube, with baking spray.Whisk together flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.Whisk eggs well in another large bowl and whisk in sugar, oil, honey, coffee, and zest until well combined.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the honey mixture, then stir with the whisk until the batter is smooth.Pour batter into pan (it’s liquid enough to level itself in the pan), and bake in oven until springy to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.Let cake cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes.Loosen cake from the pan with a thin rubber spatula, then invert cake onto the rack (see Cooks’ Notes) and cool completely.

 

For glaze:
Bring coconut milk and corn syrup to a simmer in a small heavy pan, stirring until combined.Remove pan from heat and add chocolate. Let chocolate stand 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is melted and glaze is smooth.Let glaze stand, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, but still pourable.Transfer cake to a cake plate and slowly pour the chocolate glaze over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. If desired, let the cake stand at room temperature until glaze is set.Just before serving, sprinkle glaze lightly with flaky sea salt, if using.

 

This season give the ones you love a gift that keeps on giving. We’ve selected 3 great charitable gifts under $50.

tory Burch Foundation Candles (45)

A trio of small, citrus-scented votives makes up our Tory Burch Foundation Candle gift box. Burn the candles one by one or group them together along a vanity or windowsill. All profits from the purchase of this item benefit the Tory Burch Foundation.

Product Red- V neck T ($25)

Looking for a great way to join the fight against AIDS and find something for everyone on your list? Gilt has teamed up with (RED) to curate an exclusive shop featuring (PRODUCT)RED items. We love the InspiRED v-neck Ts.

Adopt a Species with WWF ($50+)

This gift is perfect for the person who has everything. Adopt a Polar bear, a penguin, an elephant or many more threatened species. Give a gift that will help protect the future of nature. Your symbolic adoption supports WWF’s global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.

 

It’s hard to get into that festive spirit when you are cramped into a tiny space. Here are some great tips on how to embrace the holidays with out the holidays invading your home.

Tip 1: Ornaments don’t always have to hang from a tree!

Fill up pitchers or vases that are normally stored around your house with your favorite ornaments. This will provide the look and feel of the holidays without the necessity of a huge tree or the clutter.

Tip 2: Downsize your tree!

Try using a wall decal. Montreal-based Subhuti Designs and available on etsy.com. The sticker decals are made of vinyl, come in a large range of cheery colours, and are easily removable. They’re even suitable for smooth surfaces like fridges, large furniture and windows.

Tip 3: Gift Wrap Your Pillows

Turn any pillow into a decoration. Tie a wide ribbon around the pillow for a pop of color and a festive touch. Position the pillows whereever you want a little holiday cheer.

The holidays are expensive. That’s a fact. So why not save money where you can. Here are some chic decorating idea’s that wont break your bank?

Hershey’s Kiss Center Pieces.

Halloween is over so bulk candy is on sale. Hershey’s kisses come in delightful colors. Keep it clean and modern with silver kisses or add some punch with red kisses. Your guests can also sneak some treats while they are waiting for the turkey to be carved.

Floating Candles

Floating candles in vases is a great way to decorate your table. Use a variety of sizes for a landscaped look. Mason jars are a great way to complete this look.

Bring the Outdoors in.

Collect some branches from your backyard and spray paint them silver.

Look great this holiday season for less! Here are our favorite holiday dresses for under $50. Slip into one of these holiday numbers and wow at your family or work holiday party!

HM Sleeveless Dress ($69)

H&M Little Black Dress ($49)

H&M Green Sequin Dress ($14.95)

Forever 21 Sequined Bodycon Dress ($29.80)

Forever 21 Sequined Sweetheart Dress ($27.80)