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Hana’s Apple Cake

Hana’s Apple Cake Related:   breakfast & brunch, desserts & sweets, Europe, pareve, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Yom Kippur

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40–50 minutes

Yield: 10–12 servings

This recipe comes from my family in Israel, so the transliteration is not great and the measurements aren’t exactly right, but I’ve tweaked them to the extent that I can to get consistent results. It’s my favorite cake for Rosh Hashanah.


  • Apples
  • 3 apples, peeled and diced
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (brown or white)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dough
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (or less)
  • 1–2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1–1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • Handful dark chocolate pieces (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9-by-13-inch pan. Mix apples, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon together and put in pan.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl. In a large bowl, stir together eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, salt and flour mixture. Spread over the apples. Add chocolate on top as desired. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick poked in comes out clean.

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