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Mommys Jewish Apple Cake



The Gourmandize Team

Mommy's Jewish Apple Cake. Discover our recipe.

Rate this recipe 3.7/5 (42 Votes)


  • 6 Macintosh Apples
  • 3 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 5 Tbl. Sugar
  • 3 Cups Sifted Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 3 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Salt


Servings 12
Level of difficulty Difficult
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 90mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan.

Step 2

Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

Step 3

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla.

Step 4

Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.

Step 5

Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top.

Step 6

Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean

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  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
  • 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Pistachios
  • A dash of milk


  1. Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
  3. Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
  4. Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
  5. Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!

Review this recipe

Sounds really good. In high school we had a home economics teacher that gave us a Jewish apple cake and I lost the recipe and this sounds like it so I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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