Philadelphia Jewish Apple Cake

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Moist, dense and full of cinnamon-sugar coated apples. Use Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Macintosh or Gala apples.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix apple slices with cinnamon and 1 cup sugar; set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs with 1 1/2 cups sugar and light brown sugar.
  4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the oil to the wet ingredients, then add the orange juice and lastly the vanilla and beat for 1 minute.
  5. Pour 1/3rd of the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
  6. Layer 1/3rd of the apple slices and nuts over the batter.
  7. Repeat with layer of batter, then apples and nuts, then batter, then final layer of apples and nuts.
  8. Drizzle the cake with a bit of the remaining cinnamon-sugar "syrup" from the apple bowl.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 hours or until tester comes out clean.
  10. Allow cake to cool in pan on wire rack for 20-25 minutes, then turn cake out onto wire rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

Easy and delicious! Next time I'm going to put apple slices on top.

Jordyn M. October 29, 2013

A wonderful cake.

stgmngrjan September 29, 2011

Delish and moist! The only tweak I made was that I added an orange instead of orange juice. I didn't have any orange juice on hand, so after thinking it through, I thought adding the entire orange would be great, and it was :) I simply peeled the orange, and pureed it. Thank you for sharing.

debrajfrye January 12, 2017

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