Shana tova!

Honey cakes are a symbolic food and gesture that many Jewish families enjoy on Rosh Hashanah, symbolising hope of a ‘sweet’ and prosperous new year.

We asked our friends at SHUK to create this delicious honey cake to celebrate the Jewish new year.


3 large eggs
6.4 ounces white sugar
10.5 ounces honey
14.8 ounces plain flour
7.9 ounces oil vegetal
7.6 fluid ounces water
1 teaspoon cocoa
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Almond flakes


Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celcius/300 degrees fahrenheit.

Grease and line the bottom of a Baker Small.

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, honey, sugar and water. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and cocoa thoroughly mixed together.

Pour the mixture to the mould and sprinkle the almond flakes on the top.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 min.

About SHUK

Taking inspiration from the Hebrew meaning of market place, SHUK, is located in the heart of Bondi, Chatswood, Elizabeth Bay & Surry Hills. It has quickly become one of the favourite meeting places for locals and tourists alike.

Business partners Yoni Kalfus, Ariel Hefer and Chef German Sanchez bring their passion to life, sharing traditional Israeli dishes learnt from their families back home.