For this month's Home Baker's Challenge, we were free to choose any recipe from the previous challenges. I got so confused as there were so many good recipes that I wanted to bake. After long deliberation, I chose this apple cake which was picked by Priya of Cook like Priya for the Christmas theme.
Jewish apple cake is traditionally served during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year to evoke a sweet new year. According to Jewish dietary laws, dairy and meat cannot be consumed at the same time, so vegetable oil and orange juice is used in the cake in place of butter and milk. This cake combines the classic combination of apples and cinnamon in a soft and spongy cake. Once the cake is baked, the apple pieces become soft and juicy.
Notes and Tips
- I added 3 different variety of apples in this recipe. I used granny smith, pink lady and red delicious.
- If you don't have applesauce, you can add 1 cup oil instead of oil and applesauce as in the original recipe.
- Since I was short of white sugar, I used a mix of white and brown sugar in the recipe. You can use either white or brown sugar in the recipe.
- Oven timings may vary, so keep checking the cake after 60 minutes.