September 25, 2022

A Happy and Sweet New Year to You!

A Happy and Sweet New Year to You!

We are a blended household when it comes to religion.  I'm Catholic, and my husband is Jewish, so we are fortunate to be able to celebrate the holidays for both.  I am always looking for new recipes for the Jewish holidays, and for Rosh Hashanah this year, I found this simple Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake.  I think I will serve it warm, and instead with the honey butter it recommends, I'll just drizzle honey over the warm cake.  Apples, check!  Honey, check!  Have a sweet new year!


From Pinch of Yum

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped apples (see notes)

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix or whisk ingredients in order given, stirring until just combined. Fold in your apples.
  2. Pour batter into a buttered 9×13 pan (alternatively, you can line with parchment paper).
  3. Combine last 3 ingredients to make a topping and sprinkle / spread it evenly over the batter.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick if needed. Serve with honey butter (I'm going to drizzle honey over warm cake).