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Paleo Honey Cake

Paleo Honey Cake made with high protein almond flour for your High Holiday celebrations.

Honey Cake, also known as Lebkuchen, is a traditional Jewish dessert eaten during Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year); my family sometimes serves it during Yom Kippur Break Fast as well since it is a warming, comforting food. Traditionally, we eat honey during the High Holidays as this ritual sets the tone for a sweet new year. It is common to dip apples in honey at the Rosh Hashanah meals.

Most honey cake recipes include coffee, I left it out of this one to simplify the recipe and make it a couple of steps easier.

My husband loved this cake –as you can see from the photo above, a large piece has been devoured. And a friend said it was the best honey cake she had ever eaten, gluten free or not; however, I’ll let you all be the judge of that!

Paleo Honey Cake
Serves: 12
  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves
  2. In a separate bowl, combine honey, shortening and eggs
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry, then stir in raisins
  4. Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour
  7. Serve

It seems that just about everyone at the synagogue we attend is gluten free and a number of the folks are Paleo as well. Given how many requests I received this past month from our congregation for a Paleo Honey Cake, I thought it made sense to share this recipe.

Here are some additional Paleo Dessert recipes for the festive Jewish caveman in all of us: