Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

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Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 ½ cups Sugar
½ cup Butter at room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla extract
6 oz Cream Cheese softened
2 Eggs
1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon ground
¼ cup Sugar
4 medium Apples or 2 large baking apples, peeled and chopped

Nutritional information

480
calories
20,5g
fat
70,4g
carbohydrates
5,9g
protein
100,4mg
cholesterol
327,4mg
sodium
Ingredients

Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

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I like to make this Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake for the most festive of Jewish holidays. This recipe comes from my mom, who made this delicious cake for our family once a year. It is easy to whip up, doesn’t require fancy ingredients, and will feed a crowd. The cake is loaded with apples, it’s buttery, moist and dense, and topped with cinnamon sugar.   

To make this recipe, preheat the oven and spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer) to combine the wet ingredients: butter, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs until creamy and free of lumps. Prepare cinnamon sugar and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in the chopped apples. Use baking apples such as Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Granny Smith. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the cake pulls away slightly from the edges of the pan. Let cool in the pan before slicing and serving. Enjoy! Now check out our best Hanukkah recipes to help complete your holiday table. 

To make the Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

Steps to make Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

1

Heat oven and prepare baking pan

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and spray an 8-inch springform pan.

2

Beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar

3

Beat 1 ½ cups of sugar with ½ cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 6 ounces cream cheese in a bowl until light and creamy.

3

Add eggs

2

Beat in 2 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until combined.

4

Combine dry ingredients

1

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

5

Combine cinnamon and sugar

1

In a small bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon with ¼ cup sugar.

6

Add cinnamon sugar to flour mixture

1

Stir 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the flour mixture and reserve the remaining cinnamon sugar for topping.

7

Make cake batter

2

Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until a smooth batter forms. Fold in the chopped apples.

8

Pour batter into baking pan

1

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle the top with the reserved cinnamon sugar.

9

Bake

1h 15m

Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes until the cake pulls away slightly from the edges of the pan.

10

Cool

Once baked, transfer to a wire rack and let cool before removing from the pan.

11

Serve

Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Celebrate Hanukkah with this Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake! This cake is moist, dense, and loaded with apples and cinnamon. Give this recipe a go soon, and please come back to leave us a comment and rating!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

Delicious and very flavorful cake. Thanks for sharing!

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