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Jewish Apple Cake

My summer season CSA ended last week and yet again there were apples.  Over the past 6-8 weeks, there has been apples with every share.  I have been swimming in apples.

We had a wedding to attend in October.  The groom, in addition to being gluten intolerant, is Jewish.  And his mother is a fabulous baker.  So I thought maybe she had the bomb Jewish apple cake recipe.


She did not.


But said that her good friend did.  Her friend asked for my address so she could send it to me.  I asked “My electronic address, for email?”.

“No, your street address.”

I thought, well who knows when I’ll see that.  I mean who uses snail mail.

But she really did mail the recipes, with notes and her phone number in case I had questions.  How wonderfully sweet!

These fabulous photos were taken by my dear talented friend Thien.  Maybe one day, I’ll be as good as she is. Thanks Thien for the help!


Jewish Apple Cake  (adapted from recipe)

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6-8 large tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
5 teaspoons sugar
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan. Combine cinnamon and 5 tsp sugar, set aside.
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 2 cups of sugar.  Stir in vegetable oil, beaten eggs, orange juice and vanilla.  Mix well.
– Pour 1/2 of batter into prepared pan.  Top with 1/2 of the sliced apples and sprinkle with 1/2 cinnamon sugar mixture.  Pour remaining batter over top and layer the remaining apples and cinnamon sugar.
– Bake for 70-90 minutes


My notes… It took sooooo long for this cake to finish.  Maybe because I was hungry, waiting to go to breakfast, but after while I lost track of the 5 minute increments.  So it will definitely take 90 minutes if I use the same stove (not that I’m moving or getting a new stove).  I think next time I may diced the apples and mix into the batter instead of layering.


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