Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

One of the customary foods on Rosh Hashanah is apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet new year. Both of these foods make their way into our traditional deserts and there tend to be two camps when it comes to the traditional holiday desert: apple cake or honey cake/cookies. I can and often make both, but this year settled on apple cake!  
I tweaked the recipe this year. Instead of the oil, I opted for apple sauce. It made it SO moist (and slightly more healthy...)
The recipe is a funny one. You put all the sugar in with the apples and let it site while you mix the rest of the dough/batter up. You'll think "huh? this isn't right..." but just mix in the sugary apples and watch magic happen! 
This year I made it in a few pans instead of one fluted pan. I actually loved doing it this way, and I was able to decorate the top of the cake pans, making it super fancy for the holiday! 
**A few notes:
- it will shrink a fair amount after baking, totally normal! 
- if you make it in more than one pan, the cooking time will vary - so just check and take them out when they are done!

I'm sharing this as part of our September's  Recipe Round-Up. Want more Fall Recipes???
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17 thoughts on the matter:

Kim said... {Reply}

Looks great and simple! I have heard great things about subbing the applesauce for oil in other baked goods, so I can imagine it boosting this cake's flavor! Would love to make this for September.

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Looks so yummy! and I love how you wrote out the recipe.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Yummy! Looks so easy and I like the idea of adding applesauce instead of oil!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

YUM- I will definitely be trying this. The family will love it.

Jessica said... {Reply}

Sounds easy and delicious. Can't beat that!

Nancy said... {Reply}

Love how you took the recipe and made it your own, Tamar. Very pretty cakes and delicious I bet. :)

RNSANE said... {Reply}

This sounds unbelievably yummy! I will have to try it.

My post is of a red sari-ed Indian vegetable seller.

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Oh, this looks and sounds so good...I've been craving something sweet lately! Thanks for the recipe!!

Kmcblackburn said... {Reply}

Sweet AND healthy? Def a win/win!

Deanna said... {Reply}

Sweet, healthy, and simple, can't get any better than that!!

Sharon said... {Reply}

Your apple cake looks delicious and moist. I can almost smell it! I would try it with applesauce too. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Unknown said... {Reply}

This looks delicious! And I would totally make both cake and cookies! :)

tinajo said... {Reply}

That looks yummy! :-)


Unknown said... {Reply}

Yum... I love a good apple cake and this one looks full of apple flavor. Definitely a fall favorite! Thanks for a great recipe!

4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

I can practically smell it! :) Yum!

Emily Thompson said... {Reply}

mmmm, I love baked apples! This is really pretty too. Finally getting around to view all the other fall links.... fun roundup! Emily