Ljuba’s Shabbos Apple Cake
Recipe type: dessert
Makes: 12 servings
Traditional Jewish apple cake is the perfect addition to a Shabbat dinner or weekend brunch.
For the cake batter:
  • 4 apples, peeled and sliced (granny smith recommended)
  • 2 cups + 5 tablespoons granulated sugar (separated)
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil (I used canola)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract’
For the topping:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or parev margarine), cut into small cubes
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease and flour an angel food tube pan and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, toss apple slices to coat with 5 tablespoons of the sugar and the cinnamon; set aside
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, remaining 2 cups of sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a third small bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla; slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined (do not overmix)
  5. Pour ⅓ of batter into tube pan then layer with ½ of the apples; add in another ⅓ of the batter and layer with remaining apples; pour in the final ⅓ of the batter on top
  6. In another small bowl, make the topping; mix the brown sugar with flour and sprinkle evenly on top of the cake batter; dot with butter
  7. Bake for 1½ hours or until toothpick comes out clean
Recipe printed with permission from Food From Our Ancestors: The Ultimate Jewish Shabbat Dinner
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at https://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/jewish-apple-cake/