Jewish Apple Cake with Orange Glaze


Family favorite for years! Super moist apple cake!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
1 9-inch tube cake


  • 2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced

  • 5 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • cup orange juice

  • cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch tube pan.

  2. Mix apples, 5 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Beat the oil and 2 cups of sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the sugar mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla and 1/4 cup of orange juice with the last egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and stir into the sugar mixture; mixing until just incorporated. Pour half of the batter into the prepared tube pan. Layer the apple mixture on top, then pour the remaining batter over the apples.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan before removing.

  4. To make the glaze: Combine butter, 1/3 cup of orange juice, and 2/3 cup of sugar in a bowl. Pour over the warm cake while still in the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

545 Calories
24g Fat
79g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 545
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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