Thursday, October 25, 2012

31 Days of Decadent Desserts {Day 25} Jewish Apple Cake | Guest Post by Lorraine

Meet our last guest poster of the month, Lorraine, who blogs at With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart. (Lorraine's blog is where I found the recipe for the strawberry pie I posted on Day 3.)

This recipe is, as my mom would say, as old as the hills. I got it from my mom and she probably got it from her mom. And you probably have a
Jewish Apple Cake recipe in your file box.

It's a moist, dense yet tender cake full of apple goodness.

Here is my handed-down recipe:

Jewish Apple Cake 
5 or 6 Apples, pared, cored & sliced
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
5 tablespoons Sugar
3 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
1 cup salad Oil
4 Eggs
¼ cup Orange Juice
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2½ teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon salt

Sprinkle apples w/ 2 tsp. cinnamon mixed w/ sugar. Combine all other ingredients and beat to make smooth batter. Pour half into greased and sugared angel cake pan. Arrange half of the apples over batter and cover with remaining batter. Top with the rest of the apples. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Turn out and stand to cool on rack.

Note:  To make mini-loaf cakes, I used 6 5 x 3-inch pans and baked 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes.


Lorrie profile picI am a wife of thirty-seven years to my kind and loving husband, John. We have four daughters and ten grandchildren that we thoroughly enjoy. My saving faith in Jesus as my Savior is central in my life and I am ever thankful to Him. I enjoy many and varied activities including hospitality, cooking, baking, genealogy and flowers (indoor & outdoor... well anywhere for that matter) I like knitting, crocheting, Scherenschnitte, cutting and folding paper projects and photography. I love mornings, quiet evenings, tea parties with my granddaughters, snowflakes, the color white, fireworks, and baby feet. Oh, I love dogs too.

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Thank you so much, Lorraine, for doing this guest post!


Barbara F. said...

I love Lorraine's blog, always fabulous recipes with lovely photos. xo

Cheryl said...

Oh, this looks so good, and so autumn-y! And Lorraine is such a talented food photographer!

Kati said...

Thank you Lorraine! I'll have to give this recipe a try sometime soon.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Sweet Kati,

A joy to be part of your lovely blog! Thanks so much for inviting me!

Kindly, Lorraine

sara said...

Hey this looks awesome! I was wondering , you have sugar listed in two different places, is one for the batter and the other for the top of the cake?

Kati said...

To answer your question Sara, it looks like the 5 Tablespoons is to coat the apples and the 2 cups is for the cake.