Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

The ultimate honey cake – sans honey! Best when still slightly gooey on the inside.

1 lb tin golden syrup
½ pt cold water
8 oz sugar
8 fl oz oil
3 eggs
1 lb s.r. flour
2 level tsp mixed spice
1 level tsp ginger
1 level tsp cinnamon
l level tsp baking powder
2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
5 Tbsp kiddush wine

. Preheat oven to Gas mark 3 (325°F)
. Put syrup, water, sugar & oil into pan
. Heat gently until mixture is smooth
. Leave to cool
. Beat eggs thoroughly
. Pour syrup mixture onto eggs beating
. Add flour sifted with spices & baking powder
. Mix through
. Put bicarbonate of soda into a cup
. Pour on kiddush wine, mix
. Stir into cake mixture
. Pour into oiled and bottom lined rectangular roasting tin
. Bake in slow oven for 1½ hrs or until cake well risen and firm

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