I had learnt this recipe from a colleague while I was overseas. This simple yet very moist cake had been passed on for generations in her family and is one of the most delightful of apple recipes I have ever come across.
Jewish Apple Cake
Difficulty Level: Easy
For the topping:
- McIntosh Apples – 4 ( I used the ordinary Indian apples)
- Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tbsp (preferably freshly ground)
- Sugar – 2.5 tbsp
For the Cake:
- All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1.5 cup
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tbsp
- Vegetable Oil – 1/2 cup
- Butter – 1tbsp
- Salt – 1tsp
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Orange Juice – 3 tsp
- Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
- Eggs – 3
- Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees centigrade and grease an 8″ cake tin. This is a very moist cake and I highly recommend lining the cake tin with baking paper besides generously greasing it.
- Wash, core and chop apples into chunks.
- Toss the apple chunks in cinnamon powder and sugar (set aside for topping). Mix well and set aside.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk sugar, oil, butter, vanilla extract and orange juice till sugar dissolves.
- Add the flour mixture in parts continuing to mix.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well till all the ingredients combine to form a homogeneous mix.
- Pour half the batter in the cake tin. Spread half the apple chunks over the batter and then pour rest of the batter, spreading rest of the apples in a uniform layer.
- Bake for around 40 minutes or until the tester comes out clean.
P.S. – The dark spots on the cake are mere over toasted patches, don’t be scared if your cake shows these spots for it takes little longer than ordinary cakes to cook through.
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28 thoughts on “Jewish Apple Cake”
wow! looks good. even the toasted part. I’ve never heard of this cake. Tempted to try.
Go for it ~S it’s something very different from the routine cakes 🙂
yummy yummy yummy yummmy 🙂
it sure is Bikram 🙂
thank you SG
Seeing this makes me wish to have a fork ready to dig into it 😛
Go make it Visha…it’s a very easy recipe 😀
it is RM 🙂
Its so tempting!!!! Your recipes never fail ME. I still remember the apple pie I made seeing your post. It was so good. I would love to make this apple cake too. But this is just not the time.. I will bookmark it and come back again 🙂
Take your time sweetie…Hugs!
This sounds like such a simple cake to make, yet so yummy. Thanks for the recipe, ME. 🙂
I will try this one out soon.
Please do TGND…and do let me know how it turned out 🙂
You are very welcome
This looks yummilicious!!! A generations old family recipe, wow!!!
can we use the packed juice?
Yes t2m you can use the packed juice 🙂
Looks fab and delicious! I will try to make this once my parents are here! 😀
Thank you Pixie…I am sure they’ll be delighted 🙂
When are you adopting me as your little sis??!! 😀 😀 😀 Or even nanny to Pari ! I promise to take very good care of the food….errr….Pari I mean!! 😀 😀
Sounds like a plan 😀
Anytime…these are very easy recipes 🙂
The name itself is so amusing :),can you suggest me an alternative ingredient if I do not want to use eggs ??
I have never baked without eggs, but you could try replacing the eggs with condensed milk, though I’d suggest reducing the amount of sugar in that case 🙂
this is awsum!!!
Thank you 🙂
We just had dinner and want exactly this for dessert. Sigh ME ! I so want to eat this now 😦
Come over Kismi 😀
Do you think there is any substitute for the orange juice or can I ignore it ?
I think you can ignore it if you can’t get hold of it anyway. In case fresh oranges aren’t available you can also try the packed ones.
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