Aunt Mary’s Honey Cake

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Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

“A little schnapps” to my grandmother and great-aunt Mary meant a tiny crystal cordial glass filled with Cherry Heering. And that is the secret ingredient in Aunt Mary’s honey cake recipe, passed on to me by her daughter-in-law, my cousin Judy Robinson, who now bakes a cake every year for each of her three married sons. Made of wild black cherries, the old-fashioned Danish liqueur is lightly scented with bitter almond notes derived from the cherry pits and imparts wonderful flavor to the mo