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Active time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes
One loaf (10 slices)
Serving Size
1 slice

1 cup honey

4 tablespoons  brown sugar

1 cup whole grain rye flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

¾ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

⅓ cup boiling water

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat until just bubbling and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, spices, and salt. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, boiling water, and honey mixture. Gradually stir in the flour and spices mixture. 
  5. Spread the  batter into a greased loaf pan (about 8 ½” x 4 ½”).
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool thoroughly on a cooling rack.  The flavor of this cake will improve stored at room temperature for 1-2 days, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. 

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Calories: 220
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 230mg
Carbohydrate: 49g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 32g (Added Sugar: 31g)
Protein: 5g

Yield: One loaf (10 slices)

Serving Size: 1 slice

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