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(Recipe ID: 443)

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cook time: 1 hours

Source: Vito De Carolis

Contains honey, of course, but also coffee, orange juice, nuts and lots of spice.


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  • 3 1/4 cups Sifted, all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon *
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger *
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground allspice *
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine sea salt *
  • 1 cup Orange honey *
  • 1 cup Fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
  • 1/3 cup Brewed coffee
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Nuts, chopped


  1. Grease and line two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans with waxed paper.
  2. Set aside. 
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, combine honey, orange juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and coffee.
  5. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs; add sugar, continue beating until light and fluffy.
  6. Blend in dry ingredients alternately with orange juice mixture.
  7. Fold in nuts.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees.
  10. Continue baking 45 minutes longer or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Remove loaves from pans.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Remove waxed paper before serving.

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