This week, Sunday marked the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, a time for reflection and the start of the Jewish new year. Apples are eaten as a symbol of the start of a sweet new year, to recognize and admit the things we’ve done wrong over the past year. Let’s face it, nobody’s perfect. One of the most delicious treats is Jewish Apple Cake. This dense cake is baked with sliced apples and can be drizzled with icing if you’re feeling extra indulgent.
- 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, beaten
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 5 teaspoons white sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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 at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 70 to 90 minutes.
Recipe from AllRecipes.com