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Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

Best apple cake for Rosh Hashanah (c) incultureparent

Apples and honey are the symbolic foods of the Jewish New Year. So let’s make something sweet to celebrate!


  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on pan
  • 1 1/2-2 tart apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • Instructions

    1. Butter a 9-in. round cake pan. Line with parchment paper and butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, shaking pan to distribute. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over cinnamon.

    2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs. Add milk, vanilla, baking powder, and remaining cinnamon; mix until blended. Stir flour into creamed mixture just until blended. Spoon batter over apple.
    3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Invert immediately onto a serving plate and drizzle with honey.

    © 2012 – 2014, Lauren Capitani. All rights reserved.

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Lauren Capitani was an early foodie. While her friends were busy watching Family Ties , she was tuned into Graham Kerr and Yan Can Cook, and served her friends and family dishes such as beef wellington and baked alaska while still a teen. After college, Lauren received Masters' degrees in both journalism and business and worked in both subsequent fields. At 29, she decided to rewrite her life and became an assistant teacher. For the first time, her vocation became her avocation. She now has certification in both both elementary and early childhood education and has taught at seven schools on both coasts (and in between). Lauren has lived summers in France, England, Spain, Japan, and Thailand, and has visited more than a dozen other countries. When her own children start limiting their food choices, Lauren turned it into a teaching moment and created One World Whisk, a global cooking initiative for children. The project garnered more than 200 followers before its one-month charter was complete.

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