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Apple Cake

Almost as ubiquitous as honey cake is the Jewish apple cake. It is hard to imagine a Rosh Hashanah table without one luscious apple cake nestled among the other delicious desserts. Since we dip apples in honey for a sweet new year, we feel compelled to discover variations on the theme – and of course sample every possible apple-filled treat! I personally love the traditional apple cake (you know the one I mean with the crunch on top, the kind the some people bake in a sheet pan and call a kugel in order to justify eating it on Shabbos!), especially when presented in a tube pan with a golden ring of apples around the top. Yum!!! But everyone has there own preferences. So here is my favorite recipe (thank you Debby Segura!) as well as a few other possibilities. Send us yours – we’d love to post it!

Traditional Apple Cake [1]
Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze [2]
Apple Upside Down Cake [3]
Applesauce Spice Cake [4]

For other apple desserts, check out this Apple Crunch Galette [5] or Chef Jeffrey Nathan’s Fabulous Apple Cobbler [6].