Lekach Honey Cake

Lekach Honey Cake

1 cup honey
1/2 cup strong-brewed coffee
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine honey, coffee and brandy, if desired, in small bowl; mix well. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add oil and brown sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in medium bowl; mix well. Add flour mixture and honey mixture alternately to egg mixture. Pour batter into greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 300ºF 55 to 60 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.