Jewish Apple Cake

November 12, 2014
Jewish Apple Cake

Author Notes: Not sure where the name originated, but my Dad got this recipe from a co-worker probably 35 years ago. I made it every Christmas for Christmas morning breakfast when I was single. Then I got married...and had three kids...and lost free time. But I have no complaints!
I think its time to make it this Christmas. It is so yummy. Worth the time and peeling of the apples. It won't last for long, I promise. No pictures...but will post when I make it this Christmas.

Serves: 10


  • 3 large apples, pared and sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup oil
In This Recipe


  1. Mix together the apples, cinnamon and sugar. Let this mixture stand for about 30 minutes. In a mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, orange juice, and 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and oil.
  2. Grease and flour a tube pan. Layer batter, apples, batter, apples, with the last layer being the last of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Top will be dark golden brown. Let set for about ten minutes, no more, before turning out of pan, Sprinkle with powder sugar, if desired.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

AdeleThane123 October 21, 2017
An educated guess about the name of the recipe: Orthodox Jews who "keep kosher" cannot combine dairy products and meat products at the same meal. As this recipe is dairy-free, it could be served at either dairy meals or meat meals in a kosher household.
AdeleThane123 October 15, 2017
In the directions, adding baking powder is called for--but no baking powder is included in the ingredients list. How much baking powder?
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kimbaddd October 20, 2017
sorry its taken so long to get back to you! 3 teaspoons...