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Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

A delicious cake recipe for the new year.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher, Rosh Hashanah
Keyword: Bakery, cake, traditional
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 412kcal


  • bundt pan or 9x13 baking pan
  • electric hand mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • separate bowl for apples


  • 1 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 apples peeled, cored, and chopped into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Using a hand mixer on medium, mix the oil and sugar until incorporated.
  • Add eggs and mix agin until smooth.
  • Add baking soda, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix again until incorporated.
  • Turn off the mixer and mix in the white flour and spelt flour by hand. Do not overmix.
  • In a separate bowl, toss the apples in lemon juice making sure that they are all coated.
  • Pour in the cake batter and mix until combined.
  • Bake for 1 hour if you are using the bundt pan or 30-45 minutes if you are using the 9x13 pan.


Try using different kinds of apples

We used Granny Smith apples for this recipe, but there are so many apple varieties to choose from:

  • Granny Smith - tart crisp flavor.
  • Pink Lady - sweet and tart with a bite.
  • Honeycrisp - sweet/tart balance with a light berrylike flavor.
  • Fuji - crisp, juicy, sweet.
  • Gala - juicy crunch.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg