Even though we tested out some of those delicious Disney cookies yesterday, today, I have some family coming over and wanted to make a different type of recipe. I’ve fallen in love with this Jewish Apple Cake recipe that I discovered a few years ago from D23. It’s the perfect offering if you are looking for something sweet but a bit lighter in texture than the average decadent holiday dessert.
Jewish Apple Cake Ingredients
- 6 medium apples (Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples)
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour – sifted
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- Tube or bundt cake pan
Jewish Apple Cake Directions
Preheat oven to 350°
Prepare the apples.
- Peel, core, and cut the apples into thin slices.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together, and then add to the apples and mix.
Prepare the cake batter.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
- In another bowl, whisk the sugar, oil, juice, and vanilla together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula to combine.
- Add one egg at a time and mix well between each egg. The batter will be thick at first, but as each egg is added, the batter will thin.
Assemble and bake the cake.
- Grease the cake pan and then add a thin layer of batter to the bottom. Using a slotted spoon, add a layer of apples and then a layer of batter. Repeat and then finish with apples on the top. TIP: Use the liquid from the apples to brush on top when finished assembling. Arrange the apples to cover the top nicely.
- Place the cake pan on the center rack in the middle of the oven. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour 30 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean.
- When done, allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes so the cake pulls away from the pan. Place a plate over the top of the pan, and gently flip it over to remove the cake from the pan. If the cake sticks, gently tap the pan.
- Flip the cake back over so the apples are on the top. Optional: Dust the top with powdered sugar to finish.
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Trust me, it’s so good. I hope your family loves this one as much as mine does!
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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