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Jewish Apple Cake

Recipe Name: 
Jewish Apple Cake
Jewish Apple Cake

A soft moist cake with a layer of apples and cinnamon inside


10-12 servings


8 cups peeled and sliced cooking apples (Granny Smith, Cortland, Mc Intosh, Golden Delicious, etc.)
2 cups sugar
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder


1. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sugar.

2. In mixing bowl, blend oil and remaining sugar. Stir in eggs, orange juice, and vanilla. Fold in flour, salt, and baking powder to make a soft smooth batter.

3. Generously grease a 9 x 13 baking pan*. Spoon half the batter into the pan. Arrange the apples in a layer on top, and then spread the remaining batter over the apples.

4. Bake at 350 degrees until browned and cake tests done with fork or toothpick, about 45-60 minutes.** Cool on wire rack (in pan), covered with a clean towel. To serve (warm or cold), sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Jewish Apple Cake

Additional Notes: 

*The original recipe, passed to me from a friend, suggests the option of using a 10-inch springform pan. We've tried both, and decidedly prefer the 9 x 13 pan. It's much fluffier.

**If cake is already browned but doesn't test done yet, cover loosely with foil during remaining baking time.

Jewish Apple Cake
Preparation Time: 

20-30 minutes

Cooking Time: 

45-60 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love this easy apple cake recipe! It tastes like a coffee cake, but more moist, with a slightly-sweet, crusty layer and lots of moist, cinnamon-y apples inside! So yummy, and also super easy to make! My rating: 10/10

Jewish Apple Cake

Average vote based on 6 reviews.
out of 10
User Reviews
out of 10

My daughter made this today, and it was wonderful - very moist and flavorful. We modified only slightly - substituted milk for half of the orange juice.

out of 10
Really Tasty

I was able to whip this together with things in my pantry and fridge with about 1 1/2 hours until a visitor arrived. It was quite yummy--not too sweet, but just sweet enough. I think next time I would use fewer apples, since the batter around the apples took such a long time to cook and is still a little soppy from the juice. That being said, this will definitely not go to waste!!!

out of 10
Easy and Delicious

I wanted to make a dessert this past weekend and use up some of my apples. What to make? I didn't want to make a cobbler or crisp. I tried this recipe and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan. It was wonderful and gone in a day. My family ate it for dessert, breakfast, and snacks. We had it topped with whipped topping and plain. It was delicious either way. Thank you, Tammy. I love your recipes!

out of 10

Hi Tammy, I tried this applecake and it came out realy lovely! I did not know how many gram a cup is (I live in europe, we always measure by gram and mililiters), but I simply took a teacup and tried it.. It tasted great, next time I will double the ingredients and have the same ammount of apples, than I can bake two for this hungry family overhere.

greatings from mama lieveheersbeestje.

out of 10
Good...perfect for fall!

This cake is definitely a cake that you could serve for a brunch. I made beef stew and biscuits a few nights ago, and served this as dessert.Everyone LOVED it. While it isn't SWEET like a cake with frosting or some other type of dessert in that realm, its still very good! I had to actually make another half of a batch of cake batter as I think I added too many apples to this cake. It freezes well too!

out of 10
Really good and really easy apple cake recipe!

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy