How to Make Red Wine Honey Cake With Plums

This is a wonderful updated version of traditional honey cake served for the Jewish New Year, but it is delicious anytime! It appeared in the New York Times and was created by Melissa Clark.

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How to Make Red Wine Honey Cake With Plums Recipe
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1
Gather your ingredients.

Gather your ingredients.

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Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

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3
Generously grease and flour a 10" Bundt pan, including center tube. I used no stick cooking spray and the cake slid out beautifully.

Generously grease and flour a 10" Bundt pan, including center tube. I used no stick cooking spray and the cake slid out beautifully.

4
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.

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In another large bowl, whisk eggs well.

In another large bowl, whisk eggs well.

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Whisk in sugar, oil, 1 cup honey, the wine, and fresh ginger until well combined.

Whisk in sugar, oil, 1 cup honey, the wine, and fresh ginger until well combined.

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I'm lucky to have honey from my daughter's own backyard bee hives.

I'm lucky to have honey from my daughter's own backyard bee hives.

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The mixture will look like this.

The mixture will look like this.

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Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth.

Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth.

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Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

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Tap gently to even out.

Tap gently to even out.

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Bake until springy to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes, then unmold the cake and cool completely.

Bake until springy to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes, then unmold the cake and cool completely.

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Meanwhile pit and quarter plums. As you can see, I just used whatever plums were available at the market.

Meanwhile pit and quarter plums. As you can see, I just used whatever plums were available at the market.

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Chop up the lemon thyme.

Chop up the lemon thyme.

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In a medium bowl toss plums with remaining 2 T honey and the chopped thyme. Add more honey to taste and let macerate for at least 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl toss plums with remaining 2 T honey and the chopped thyme. Add more honey to taste and let macerate for at least 30 minutes.

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Serve cake on a pretty plate.

Serve cake on a pretty plate.

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Garnish each slice with plums and thyme branches.

Garnish each slice with plums and thyme branches.

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Cups Flour 
2 Teaspoons Baking powder 
½ Teaspoons Baking soda 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
Teaspoons Cinnamon 
1 Teaspoon Cardamom  
1 Teaspoon Ground ginger 
3 Large eggs 
1 Cup Sugar 
Cups Olive oil 
1 Cup + 1 T good quality honey 
¾ Cups Dry red wine 
2 Teaspoons Grated fresh ginger 
Pounds Ripe yellow plums 
1 Tablespoon Chopped lemon thyme leaves + branches for garnish 
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