Apple Cake

Hannah’s dad is the baker in the family, and he bakes this cake every Rosh Hashanah. It calls for 6 apples, which always turns out to be too many, but no one has ever been able to figure out the right number. We generally buy 4 and hope it’s enough!



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 thinly sliced peeled apples
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons sugar



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients in the order listed. Mix until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the applies, cinnamon, and sugar.
  4. Grease and flour an angel food cake pan (tube pan). Line bottom with parchment paper.
  5. Pour 1 layer of batter and 1 layer of applies into the pan.
  6. Alternate the layers, ending with apples on top.
  7. Bake for 2 hours.
  8. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Use a knife to cut the sides of the cake and carefully lift it out of the pan. I generally need help for this part – you need at least 3 hands!


a recipe from California Kosher

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