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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Chocolate-Honey Layer Cake

The holiday calls for honey, so here’s honey. Both the batter and frosting in this recipe are drenched in it. In fact, the honey in this recipe is like that one main chick in the Pussycat dolls: She's the face of the group while the other four (or five?) are less than secondary. Also like a Pussycat Dolls song, it’s tough to handle more than one piece of this stuff, so I’d recommend making it for a crowd. And if you want to amp the chocolate, sub in Dixie Elliot’s chocolate frosting recipe. Now, I am by no means a “baker,” so if I could make this, you can, too. Here’s what intimidated me at first glance: 1. I had never boiled honey, much less used a candy thermometer for anything; 2. I had never sifted ingredients; 3. I’d never made my own frosting. 4. I’d never made a cake that was more than a mere two layers. Yes, it was a lot for a non-baker to handle. But I swear it ended up being one of the most fun recipes I’ve ever made. And there was nothing difficult about it. Piece of cake. Check it out below.

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