Sunday, September 16, 2012

Apple Cake

I got the recipe for this apple cake from another mom in my daughter's play group--that was almost 27 years ago!!! I still have the recipe written on the original index card that I copied from her, so you know this is going to be good.

I make it for Rosh Hashanah since apples are in season, it's an easy parve dessert and I always get rave reviews.  It also looks pretty baked in a bundt pan and drizzled with a sugar glaze.

Apple Cake
5 apples
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Slice apples, then toss with sugar and cinnamon.
3. Mix flour, sugar, salt, eggs, oil, vanilla, orange juice, baking soda and powder.
4. Mix everything together--you will have a very thick dough.
5. Grease a bundt pan--fill it like this: dough, apple, dough, apple, dough.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
After it has cooled, pour glaze over cake.

As you can see, the apples were picked with care from my favorite little apple picker!
 Have a Healthy and Sweet New Year! See you back here on Wednesday.



19 comments:

  1. I made this cake yesterday and it was AMAZING. So delicious, and so beguiling with its pockets of soft apple and sweet cake.

    Mine overflowed the bundt pan dramatically, and made all kinds of mess in the oven. (It was also impossible to remove neatly from the pan, since it had fused to the top and sides in its drama.) My family didn't mind, but next time I'd like to make a pretty one! How high up the sides would you estimate the top layer of dough should be?

    Thanks!

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    1. So glad you liked the cake! My pan is 10 1/2 inches across when I measure the outside--I wonder if yours is smaller? I just follow the recipe and it always comes out maybe an inch short of the top. Thanks for writing!

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  2. Do you think this could be made in a different kind of pan? I don't own a bundt pan, but this looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Katie, Because the cake batter is very thick I think it's best in a bundt pan. Really, the cake is so good it's worth buying one just for this cake!

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  3. Cake looks great! Isn't there an easier way to print the recipe? I tried to cut and paste and the alignment was cockeyed!! Thanks

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  4. I think you may want to add 'hand mix' to the directions, I used a mixer and my batter was not nearly this thick - also, is there an order to add the ingredients? Dumping them all in & just stirring seems counter intuitive to a baker - I am waiting for it it finish in the oven and hope it's salvageable, it looks good, even with a runnier batter!!

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    1. If you read step 5 it says to layer like this: dough, apple, dough, apple, dough. I've made it many times and it's always a very thick batter. And, yes I use a spoon. Hope yours turns out well!

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  5. I would like to make this cake . What type of apples did you use?

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    1. I use any kind of fresh local apples and it's always good.

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  6. I made this cake twice already for Rosh Hashana and Sukkos and people told me that they had to hold themselves back from taking third pieces! Six people asked me for the recipe and a few said they wouldn't be able to be alone in the house with this cake. It's very moist and has just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

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  7. Can you use box cake mix?

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  8. I don't have orange juice. Is there a substitute?

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    1. Sorry I don't know...only made it with orange juice.

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  9. Since my bundt pan is not extra large, I used only 3 apples (medium large) & had great results. The cake did not overflow & was easy to remove from the pan. I am going to attempt today in loaf pans since I need several smaller cakes to share with friends. GREAT recipe...thank you for sharing :)

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  10. since it's been over 2 years from your original post, do the math so this recipe is near 29 years old. never doubt the past, I am going to make this today - in reading the recipe and ingredients, it MUST be good. Simple is Best :)

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  11. I made this Apple Cake twice and it was great. The only changes I made were butter and applesauce (equal measurements) instead of margarine. (Not a fan of it). I also used white sugar and brown sugar, equal measurements. I made it for a Hannukah party last night and a woman said she loved it and couldn't stop eating it. Thanks again for posting it.

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