With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Jewish Apple Cake ~ A Classic

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jewish Apple Cake ~ A Classic

This recipe is, as my mom would say, as old as the hills. I got it from my mom and she probably got it from her mom. And you probably have a
Jewish Apple Cake recipe in your file box.

Jewish Apple cake is a moist, dense yet tender cake full of apple goodness. I make it frequently because so many people like it, especially our weekly community bible study group.

It is a large cake and travels well to take along if you've volunteered to make a dessert.

Because of its popularity, it makes a perfect little hostess gift. Instead of using the angel food pan, bake in 3-inch x 5-inch mini loaf pans. Cool completely and tuck each loaf into 5-inch x 11-inch treat bags. Tie with a pretty ribbon or yarn and give to someone needing a little love.

 Here is my handed-down recipe:
Jewish Apple Cake 
5 or 6 Apples, pared, cored & sliced
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
5 tablespoons Sugar
3 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
1 cup salad Oil
4 Eggs
¼ cup Orange Juice
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2½ teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon salt

Sprinkle apples w/ 2 tsp. cinnamon mixed w/ sugar. Combine all other ingredients and beat to make smooth batter. 

 Pour half into greased and sugared angel food cake pan. Arrange half of the apples over batter and cover with remaining batter. Top with the rest of the apples. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Turn out and stand to cool on rack.

Note:  To make mini-loaf cakes, I used 6 5 x 3-inch pans and baked 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes.

Jewish Apple Cakes ready to be delivered to friends.

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Maggie Ann said...

Your cake looks so delicious! Too bad I am being good right now...and trying to lose 10 pounds. (too much Valentine candy and cupcakes) it was worth it all though...grin. btw, I am now making the folded German stars....but am having troubles posting pictures. When my son comes home from his trip he'll figure things out for me.

Julie Harward said...

That sounds so good and it is a beautiful cake, one I want t make, thanks! Come sign up for my give a way! :D

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! What a beautiful cake and it's looks delicious. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for this recipe and for your kind comments on my blog! :)

Carol Mae said...

That apple cake looks delicious. I will copy that one. Anything with apples always seems to turn out so good. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Carol Mae

Valerie said...

Oh that looks so yummy - I have to try making it this morning!

Ann said...

I've actually never heard of Jewish apple cake. Now that I have I must make it. It looks delicious

Linda C said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I hadn't heard of this before, but I see it in my future!:)

Thanks for the recipe!

Linda C

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This is mouth-watering delicious!!! Thanks for this fabulous recipe and for your visit! Have a great day! Coralie

marie said...

I know I'm gaining weight just looking at this beautiful cake!

Mildred said...

Your photography has my mouth watering! I don't have a recipe like this and I definitely am saving this one to make! Thanks.

Janice said...

This is the second apple cake recipe I've seen tonight in my blog hopping. I must take a note of this one too, it looks great.

Vintagesquirrel said...

I have never heard of Jewish Apple Cake, but it sure sounds, looks, -and I'll bet- smells delicious.
Thank you for the recipe and the inspiration to bake something today...

Cherine said...

This apple cake looks fantastic!

Melodie said...

Oh my goodness - YUM! I thought I wanted to make a chocolte cake this weekend but now I think this is what I want. Hey! If you are interested I have a Vegetarian Foodie Fridays linky at my blog right now. I would love if you would link this up there.

Erica said...

This cake is fabulous. My Mom and Aunt always use to bake this Cake when I was lil'. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Foodie Friday!

Suzy said...

That looks awesome! I have some apples in the fridge that need using up and will give this one a try. Gotta be good if its been around that long! Thanks for joining me in Flashback Friday :-) Love old recipes.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your recipe not only sounds delicious but looks so pretty baked in that shape. I can't wait to try it myself!


Dishesdone said...

Great looking cake! My grandma made a cake like that! Delicious!

shannon i olson said...

That looks so good.

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

Thank you so much for linking this recipe in our Star Recipes Collection. I think you're right about this one appealing more to our readers, though, I really appreciate you including the link to the other one in the comments! That was a beautiful butterfly cake and it looks like they had so much fun with it.

Anonymous said...

Hi your website & your energy so nice!
best wishes from Turkey

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I have never heard of this recipe. It looks amazing!! With an abundance of apples this year...I'm seriously thinking of making this. As I won't be making mini loaves...should I bake it in a 9x13 cake pan or something else. Now I'm off to pin it!! I love Pinterest for recipes!!



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