Honey-Apple Cake

Honey-Apple Cake
Staff Writer
Honey-Apple Cake

Golden Blossom Honey

Honey-Apple Cake

As a play on the traditional apples dipped in honey, which symbolizes the start to a sweet new year in Jewish culture, we have created a honey cake studded with apple. This moist and subtly spiced pastry will carry on the sweet traditions of Rosh Hashanah in your family for years.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil, plus more for the tube pan
  • 3 1/2  Cups  flour
  • 1 1/4  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 1/4  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1 1/8  Cup  sugar
  • eggs
  • 1  Cup  honey, preferably Golden Blossom
  • 3/4  Cups  strongly brewed coffee, cooled
  • Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped coarsely
  • Granny Smith apple, sliced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10-inch tube pan.

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and sugar. Set aside. With an electric mixer, beat the sugar, oil, and eggs on low speed until combined. Add the honey and beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the coffee, beating on low speed until combined. Stir in the chopped apples by hand.

Pour the batter into the tube pan and arrange the sliced apples on top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out easily, about 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the cake from the pan and let cool. (This cake can be baked 1 day ahead.)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
132g
100%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
131mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
127µg
32%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
408mg
58%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
1096mg
73%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
35g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.