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The Best Jewish Apple Cake

Are you looking for the best Jewish Apple Cake recipe to make your New Year dinner unforgettable? Look no further! This delicious and flavorful Kosher apple cake will be a hit with your family and friends. We've gathered all of the information you need to make sure this dessert is perfectly moist, sweet, and juicy every time. Plus, you can customize this classic recipe to perfection! So whip up a batch tonight and enjoy the feeling of bringing home-baked goodness into your kitchen - it's sure to put a smile on everyone's faces!

the best jewish apple cake

Growing up, jewish apple cake was a special treat to be enjoyed each September in honor of the Jewish New Year. Each year, regardless of who was hosting our Rosh Hashanah dinner, my Aunt Jane would make a version of this cake to die for. It became known to our family as the best jewish apple cake ever. I would look forward to having this cake each year. As an adult, I visited Aunt Jane many years later to learn how to make this cake. The catch? It turned out that she measured everything with her tiny little hands! I kept trying to stop her from adding the ingredients into the bowl, so that I could get the proper measurements. following is  my best guess at Aunt Jane’s Best Jewish Apple Cake using our Eastern Shore Honey.

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Sweet Aunt Jane

Aunt Jane was an amazing, strong woman. She was a professional volunteer. She inspired me to serve and volunteer for various non-profits since my youth. Aunt Jane spent a good part of her adult life helping mentally handicapped persons, not by writing checks or fundraising, but by picking up "clients" (as she referred to them) and taking them bowling, shopping, or getting them wherever they needed to go. She also volunteered at her local community hospital several days a week. Aunt Jane passed away a few years back, and I am so glad I have these warm and sweet memories of her to share with you.

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How to make The Best Jewish Apple Cake

It’s easy to make this Apple Cake recipe. Let’s first take a look at the apple cake’s ingredients:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Sugar
  • Bee Inspired Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Orange Juice

These ingredients come together quickly and easily! You’ll need to mix up the Apple Cake Filling. Mix the apples with sugar, honey, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and get them coated. I also like to add a little lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning. Set them aside.

Now, first things first. In your mind, think of making this cake in 3 sections. If you are clear with that, everything else will fall into place. Once your ingredients are gathered, it’s time to make the apple cake. It begins with preheating your oven to 350°F.

Making Jewish Apple Cake

dry ingredients and wet ingredients in respective bowls, just before mixing

First: Mix all dry ingredients

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together

Second: Whisk together all of the wet ingredients

In a medium bowl, with a hand mixer, combine oil, eggs, honey, vanilla, and orange juice

Making jewish apple cake batter

Third: Fold

Fold together the wet and dry ingredients and grease and flour a tube pan

apple cake batter

Forth: Layer

Layer the batter, then add apples, then top with batter. Decorate the top with apples.

Making jewish apple cake with chopped apple, batter and spring form pan

Fifth: Put the Apple Cake in the oven

Bake for approximately 60 minutes in the oven. Allow cooling in the tube pan for 15 minutes before attempting to remove the apple cake.

Customize Aunt Jane's Apple Cake

A recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Have fun! Here are some ideas:

  • Add in nuts or berries
  • Give the cake a drizzle of homemade Cashew Cream Icing
  • Experiment with the Honey you use
  • Experiment with the flour you use; I tried gluten-free, thicker, and dryer this time.

Aunt Jane's Apple Cake may have been an instrumental part of many special occasions, but it was her big heart and generous spirit that left a lasting impression. Whenever I make this cake and take a bite, I'm overcome with strong, happy memories of the time I spent with her in her kitchen. It reminded me of the unique bond between family members that can never be broken. Her example will always serve as an inspiration to all of us who knew and loved her. As a testament to the legacy she left behind, let us preserve this Best Jewish Apple Cake recipe for generations to come by trying out this version. Don't get intimidated; it's simple and straightforward like my aunt! Let's celebrate Jewish New Year with Aunt Jane’s Jewish Apple Cake. Cheers to sweet memories around the dinner table!

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