Despite being the quintessential Rosh Hashanah dessert, a lot of people don’t like honey cake. I sort of get it. Some honey cake recipes have so many spices and bourbon that they have a tendency to taste a little muddy or bitter. Although I think the dislike of honey cake just means you need to find another honey cake recipe, sometimes it is easier to just serve something else. Here are five alternatives to honey cake for Rosh Hashanah.
BABKA – DAIRY or PAREVE
Now you can make your own or buy if you have a kosher bakery near you. Babka can be either dairy or pareve, so check your recipe or packaging carefully. This gorgeous Chocolate Babka by Pretty. Simple. Sweet is a dairy variety.
APPLE WALNUT CUSTARD PIE – DAIRY
This is a gorgeous Apple Walnut Custard Pie from Baking a Moment is sure to wow your dinner guests and who doesn’t like custard?
ICE CREAM – DAIRY
It’s been so hot in LA recently that we’ve been having simple ice cream for dessert quite frequently. You can get fancy and make your own honey ice cream or drizzle some honey on a store-bought premium vanilla. Don’t forget to top with a cute honeycomb cookie!
APPLE TART – PAREVE
RUGELACH – DAIRY
Like babka, rugelach is easily purchased in a major metropolitan area but if you are keen to make your own, The Candid Appetite’s recipe for Cherry and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Rugelach has great tips for the first time rugelach baker.
So are you a dyed-in-the-wool honey cake baker or is one of your loved ones in the honey cake haters club?