Easy Apple Cake Recipe

This is chock full of cinnamon and apple goodness. It's a hearty cake, that is traditionally baked for the Jewish New Year also known as Rosh Hashanah.

Overflowing with big chunks of apples, this cake is full of flavor from all the spices and natural flavors.

One thing I've heard time and time again is that the cake tastes better a day or two after baking (there's nothing is the world quite like left over's...yum!).

Sometimes referred to as a Jewish apple cake or a German apple cake, the ingredients used are surprisingly simple, yet produce one of the tastiest pastries you'll ever have the pleasure of sinking your teeth into.

One thing's for sure, you don't have to be Jewish or German or even be celebrating a special occasion to whip up this delicious cake. Any time is the right time for this apple filled treat!

So go ahead and dig in, You won't be sorry that you did.

Making This Easy Apple Cake


Easy Apple Cake
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 stick softened butter
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 large peeled and chopped Macintosh apples (Rome apples also work well)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine 1/2 a cup of sugar, your vanilla and cream cheese until smooth. Incorporate eggs one at a time and then add salt, baking powder and flour.

In another bowl, combine a 1/4 cup sugar and your cinnamon and then add the chopped apples and mix until they are coated completely with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Take a non-stick 8 inch spring form pan lightly coated with baking spray and your entire batter into the base. Next, spoon your apples over the top of the cake batter so that it's completely covered.

Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until your cake test shows it is done.

You can garnish this cake with more sliced apples and/or ice cream but it is great all by itself.