Apple cakes are a common dessert in Jewish homes for holidays and other celebrations. Most commonly eaten on Rosh Hashanah for its sweet, apple-y taste, this Jewish Apple Cake can be prepared for other holidays, including Shabbat, Purim, Sukkot, and Tu B’Shevat. Use this great recipe to impress your guests or family. Be careful – it’s so good, they’ll always be asking for more. For coffee to go with your cake, check out our coffee gallery.

Ingredients: 

· 3 cups all-purpose flour 
· 1/2 teaspoon salt 
· 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
· 2 cups white sugar 
· 1 cup vegetable oil 
· 4 eggs 
· 1/4 cup orange juice 
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
· 3 apples - peeled, cored and sliced 
· 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
· 5 teaspoons white sugar 

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan. Combine the ground cinnamon and 5 teaspoons of the sugar together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and 2 cups of the sugar. Stir in the vegetable oil, beaten eggs, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well. 

Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with 1/2 of the sliced apples and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter over the top and layer the remaining sliced apples and cinnamon sugar. Bake for 70 to 90 minutes. 

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