Honey Cakes with Apples & Dark Beer

Honey Cakes with Apples & Dark Beer

YIELD: Makes 2 loaves


3 cups - all-purpose flour

2 tsp. - baking powder

2 tsp. - baking soda

1/2 tsp. - ground cinnamon

1 pinch - ground cloves

1 pinch - ground nutmeg

4 - eggs

1 cup - honey

1 cup - sugar

3/4 cup - canola oil

1 tsp. - vanilla extract

200 ml (6.7 oz) - Guinness , or other dark beer

3 - Granny Smith apples, grated and drained


Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.

Separately whisk the wet ingredients, excluding the beer. Add 3/4 of wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix again. Add the beer and apples and stir to combine.

Pour into loaf pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Recipe courtesy of Tova du Plessis of Essen Bakery in Philadelphia