Make your kitchen smell like fall with this easy and flavorful Apple Cake recipe
This Apple Cake needs to be on your radar for fall. It’s so easy to make, and it has all the classic flavors you associate with the changing seasons. I love a healthy dusting of powdered sugar on top! I’ll be serving this for Rosh Hashanah this year and I’m already excited for these smells to fill my kitchen.
The Best Apples For Apple Cake
I always reach for Granny Smith when I’m baking this recipe. You could also do a combination of Granny Smith and your favorite type of apple. You get bonus points if you pick them in an orchard while wearing boots and a flannel…but grocery store apples are just as delicious here 😉 Just make sure they’re fresh!
Is Apple Cake very sweet?
Sweet yes, but not overly sweet. Let’s just say I won’t tell anyone if you serve it for dessert and then eat it for breakfast the next morning.
Why Apple Cake for Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year! It’s a celebration of sweet new beginnings and fresh starts. Traditionally we eat a lot of sweet foods, like apples and honey, so this Apple Cake is a perfect fit for the holiday. It’s also simple and easy, so it’s easy to make quickly and set aside if you’re busy with other cooking!
More Apple Recipes
If you’ve got a kitchen full of apples, you might be looking for more apple recipes! Here are some of my favorites:
- Puff Pastry Apple Tarts
- Spinach & Apple Detox Smoothie
- Baked Apple Chips
- Open Faced Tuna Apple Sandwich
- Easy Instant Pot Applesauce
- Baked Apple Oatmeal
Easy Apple Cake
- 3/4 cup avocado oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 large (or 3-4 small) Granny Smith Apples, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a bundt pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until well combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and mix well with a spatula.
- Fold in the chopped apples and lemon juice. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until lightly browned and a cake tester comes out clean once inserted.
- Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes then flip it out, let it cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.
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