Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Jewish Apple Cake

I can remember my Mom making this cake every year during apple picking season and it was amazing. This is not always the prettiest cake you'll make because it is so moist that it sometimes has a hard time making it on the cake plate all in one piece. But it is by far the best apple cake you've ever tasted. I found a way to make come out all in one pieces and it is so much easier to work with. My Secret? I use a Springform Bundt pan and it come out in one piece and is just gorgeous. I have included the link below for the special bundt cake pan so you can make it too! 

Jewish Apple Cake      


4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar and cinnamon, making sure the butter has been completely absorbed by the ingredients. Clump the mixture together with your fingers to form large crumbs. Set aside.


3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup of smooth apple Sauce
4 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon baking powder
5 Fuji or Gala Apples, sliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar

Mix together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and set aside. In a large bowl, mix the apple sauce, eggs, vanilla and orange juice. Then mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients together by hand until the batter is smooth and well blended. Set aside. Next, mix the cinnamon and 5 tablespoons of sugar together. Peel and slice your apples and toss with the cinnamon and sugar.

Spray your bundt pan with non stick cooking spray and then sprinkle with flour to coat. I use Pam Non-stick Cooking Spray with Flour and it works! Next take some of your struesel mix and spin it around in the pan to coat. Pour one third of your batter into the pan. Then on top of the batter, add a third of your apples slices. Then do the same layering to the top, ending with the apples. Sprinkle struesel mixture all over the top of the cake.

Place in a 350 degree oven for approximately an hour and 20 minutes. When finished baking, place on a counter to cool for about 30 minutes or so. If using a spring form pan like the one I have, there will be no need to invert the pan and worry about the cake collapsing. I just run a butter knife around the edge and lift the sides and get one beautiful cake.

If you don't have a spring form pan,run the knife around the pan and then take a deep breath and invert your bundt pan onto a plate. Sometimes it slides right out and you have a beautiful cake and other times it doesn't come out in one piece. Either way, I promise your guests will absolutely love this cake no matter what it looks like! I serve it warm with vanilla ice cream! So good!

For the Spring form bundt pan I use, go to:


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