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Let This Honey Cake Impress You

Posted September 4, 2018 5:25 p.m. EDT

Honey cake is to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, as fruitcake is to Christmas, a routine necessity. But in the hands of Alessandra Altieri Lopez, director of chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, it’s a rich, moist and deeply flavored confection. The impressive cake is made with oil, not butter, and also contains orange and coffee.

You might consider buying an extra to freeze; it would not be out of place for Thanksgiving or other holiday meals.

Honey Bundt Cake, $3.95 per slice through Sept. 16; $40 for whole cake (16 servings), Sept. 7 to 11 in stores, to order starting Sept. 3, Bouchon Bakeries in New York and Yountville, California, thomaskeller.com.