Jewish apple cake

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Jewish apple cake
Jewish apple cake.jpg
Slice of Jewish apple cake
Place of originPoland
Region or stateIsrael, United States
Main ingredientsApples

Jewish apple cake is a dense cake made with apples and sold mostly in Pennsylvania in the United States.[1] Apples (or quinces in Israel) are common in Ashkenazi cooking and are a part of the tradition of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). Jewish apple cake is also non-dairy, and it may therefore be eaten with meals containing meat, in accordance with Jewish laws of kashrut.

It is suspected to have originated in Poland.[2]

It is made with vegetable oil, unlike other American cakes, which are usually made with butter. Therefore, under the laws of Kashrut, you can eat it after a meat meal under the Jewish dietary laws that prohibit mixing meat and milk. Foods cooked with oil are eaten at Hanukkah.[2]


  1. ^ Stern, Jane (Jun 4, 2009). 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places to Eat Them. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 91.
  2. ^ a b Nathan, Joan (December 1, 1999). "Hanukkah favorite, and more; Dessert: Jewish Apple Cake is one of many so-called Jewish dishes that have become part of various national cuisines". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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