If you don’t yet have a classic apple cake in your baking arsenal yet, jump on board. This traditional Jewish apple cake is made up of big cinnamon-sugar chunks of apples nestled into a super moist coffee cake, best served warm with a cup of coffee or tea. Basically, it’s apple bliss in Bundt cake form.
I pretty much love ALL apple desserts. So, give me an apple pie, apple cobbler, apple crisp, or slice of my favorite Jewish apple cake, and I’m a happy girl.
Also, because I’ve already shared recipes for a heavenly salted caramel apple pie, my all-time favorite apple crisp shortbread pie bars, lightened up apple cobbler, and apple crumble made in a skillet, classic apple crumb cake, and even an apple crisp that you can make in your slow cooker or Instant Pot, I thought it was about time I share a family secret: Jewish apple cake. Yes, it doubles as the most amazing fall dessert, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday when you may or not be ready for a change from all of that pie.
Classic Apple Cake; a.k.a., Jewish Apple Cake
So, we pretty much eat this apple cake all fall long, from Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) to Thanksgiving. Also, every excuse to serve up warm apple cake in between.
The beauty of this classic apple cake is that it’s made with simple ingredients. Moreover, there aren’t many steps and the end result is an incredibly moist, decadent, full of nostalgia coffee cake you’ll keep on coming back for.
Bonus points: this glorious cake is traditionally made without dairy products, and honestly, you’d never know it.
One of the things I love most about this cake, aside from how comfortingly delicious it is, is the fact that it’s made with simple ingredients I always have on hand in my kitchen.
Classic Apple Cake Ingredients
All Purpose flour
vegetable oil (other oils and and melted butter also work)
Note: I’m also including the details for a super simple optional glaze to pour over the top of your cake. So, this is made of milk or milk substitute, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
And the way the spiced apples are layered between that thick, moist dough. So, it creates an almost pudding-like texture once the cake is baked; it’s everything good about a tried-and-true recipe.
Just putting this post together has me adding this classic apple cake to our Thanksgiving menu right this very second, even though we totally already devoured one for Rosh Hashanah back in September.
Ready for the recipe for this heavenly apple cake?
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This super moist cake, layered with melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon-sugar chunks of apple and a decadently rich coffee cake batter, is the perfect fall dessert from Rosh Hashanah to Thanksgiving. Note: This cake is delicious served warm on the first day and just keeps on getting better, and more moist a the days go on. We tend to keep it at room temperature on a cake stand with a lid or covered well with foil.
This super moist cake, layered with melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon-sugar chunks of apple and a decadently rich coffee cake batter, is the perfect fall dessert from Rosh Hashanah to Thanksgiving.
Note: This cake is delicious served warm on the first day and just keeps on getting better, and more moist a the days go on. We tend to keep it at room temperature on a cake stand with a lid or covered well with foil.
Want to dive into even more INCREDIBLE apple recipes this fall? Try one of these other apple dessert and treat recipes:
Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pie (The Most Delicious Twist on Apple Pie!)
DIY Caramel Apple Bar (Perfect for a Party!)
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If you make your own Jewish apple cake this holiday season, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your delicious desserts!