Jewish Apple Cake

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Jewish Apple Cake

You’d think that with me being pregnant I’d be craving cake and lots of it.  Well, it’s the total opposite!  I’m craving salty, sour, and spicy.  I can’t get enough of grapefruit lately.  I have been on a sour kick this week so I have a bunch of granny smith apples.  I was finally craving something a little sweet, so a cake that I used to have from a supermarket came to mind.  It was called Jewish Apple Cake, then they started calling it Grandma’s Apple Cake.  Either way, I absolutely love it!

I found a recipe online and thankfully it was pretty close to what I remembered!  I added more apples and somehow added way too much OJ so I added a little flour to balance, and it turned out fine!  Phew!
Have you ever tried this type of cake?  If you like apple pie this is basically it in a cake form.  Mmm throw a little ice cream on top and you’re set!

So let’s get to the recipe.  Obviously like I stated I added a little more of things so this is slightly adapted.

Jewish Apple Cake
14 Servings – Slightly Adapted from

3 1/8 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 1/12 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Cups White Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
2/3 Cup Orange Juice
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
4 Apples, Peeled, Cored and Sliced
3 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
5 Teaspoons White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Butter, Chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 10in tube pan. 

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In a small bowl combine 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and 5 teaspoons sugar, set aside.  In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, 2 cups of sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, orange juice, vanilla, and remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Mix well.

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Pour half of the batter into the tube pan, and then half of the apples and some of the cinnamon mixture.  Repeat with the batter, apples, and cinnamon.  I swirled them around to distribute the apples more.

Jewish Apple Cake

Top with the chopped butter. 
Place into the oven for 70-90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with minimal crumbs. 

Jewish Apple Cake

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