Jewish Apple Cake Recipe | Christmas Apple Cake | Jewish Christmas Baking Recipe

You must be knowing by now that I am a band wagon for simple snack cakes, I love to try and experiment with snack cakes. To be honest I had this bad experience with apple in a cake, I must admit that the last time I made an apple upside down cake it was a disaster since I used a spring form pan and the apple juices got spread in the oven. Silly me did not realise this or rather plan this before doing the recipe. That said I seriously loved the mild flavors of apple & cinnamon in this cake that is so well hugged by a soft spongy cake. Impatient me jumped to cut the cake and had the cake falling apart, but I managed to cut few decent slices and here we go ;-) so don't be in a hurry like me. If you are someone who does not like the Fruit/ Plum cakes for Christmas then you can give a go to this simple yet delicious cake, it tastes great the next day.

This was one of the cake recipes that I had challenged for HBC December and got great reviews about this recipe hence I had to make it myself :-)


Prep time - under 10 mins
Bake time - 50-60 minutes for 8" cake and 60-90 mins for 10" large bundt pan
Serves - 10-12 pieces for 8" cake


All purpose flour/ maida - 1 and 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 and 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - generous pinch
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Eggs, beaten - 2
Orange juice - 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
Apples - 2 medium peeled, cored and chopped
Ground cinnamon - 2 teaspoon
Sugar - 2 tablespoons


1.   1. Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 C. Grease and flour one 8 inch tube pan. Combine the    ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of the sugar together, chopped apples and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Stir in the vegetable oil, beaten eggs, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well.

3. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with 1/2 of the sliced apples and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

4. Pour the remaining batter over the top and layer the remaining sliced apples and cinnamon sugar.Bake at 350 F/ 175 C for 50 to 60 minutes.

5. When a skewar inserted in centre comes clean remove from oven and along with the cake tin place on a cooling rack. 

6. After 15 minutes remove the cake from pan. Once the cake completely cools down cut and serve

Cooks Wisdom -

Tip 1

I used an 8" inch tube pan and halfed the original recipe.

Tip 2

Take care not to cut the cake when it is warm, it can tend to break since it has pieces of  apple in the center

Tip 3

In case you do not like apples simply skip them and use almonds, chocolate chips or raisins

Tip 4

I used an OTG (Oven toast Grill) to bake this cake hence I baked it at 160 C for 50 minutes. Each oven bakes at a different temperature so make adjustments accordingly

Tip 5

You can use rum extract, almond extract or apple juice, pineapple juice


  1. Cake looks so soft and delicious, Priya!! Loving the christmas'sy feel in your space.. :)

  2. Cake looks yummy and moist dear. Love the presentation.

  3. Yummy cake aks and sure am going to give a try

  4. Dense Moist cake, Looks Yummy

  5. Drooling here. Very inviting.

  6. wow the cake looks so awesome and lovely clicks dear... very tempting.. can i take one plate...

  7. Cake looks awesome and delicious...drooling here...U have captured them well....beautiful props too :)

  8. Lovely cake Priya,,, I am totally in love with those plates... Beautiful setup dear

  9. cake looks so moist and delicious, loved your presentation da, very neat and lovely...kalakkal post dhaan, super :)

  10. Inviting yummy and moist cake.. Nice clicks..

  11. Awesome cake Priya.
    I am just as impatient as u to cut the cake before it cools down.When there is fruit pieces inside they just fall apart from everywhere.
    Looks like I am going to raid ur house for some props :)so beautiful plates.

    1. Meena :) you are most welcome and also please return that favour :P

  12. Very pretty looking cake Priya... love the simplicity in the recipe. Your home must be smelling of cakes everyday! yum yum! :)

  13. this is one cake i've put on my to-do list in the near future for sure... i've never baked with apples, but i really do want to try this out soon. now seeing ur pics i'm so so tempted...

    1. Thanks Rafee :) do give it a try when you can


  14. Your site is giving me a fully Christmas feel. I like the simple cake and seriously, your plate is so good. Did you buy it online?

    1. Hi Rashida :) thank you so much for visiting and your comment. I picked the plate when I was in UK at a store


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