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Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
Mr. Big Business

Mr. Big Business

A very moist and dense cake with apples and cinnamon, traditionally served during Hanukkah. It's a favorite in our household, and best of all, not from a box!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.4g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 327 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat 1 1/2 cup of sugar with the butter, vanilla extract, and cream cheese in a bowl until soft and creamy; beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate small bowl, stir together the cinnamon with 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the flour mixture; reserve the rest of the cinnamon sugar. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture to make a smooth batter, and mix in the apples. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake pulls away slightly from the edges of the pan, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool cake completely on a wire rack before removing the pan and slicing the cake.
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simonbcn
15

simonbcn

12/25/2011

The first time I ever tried baking a cake I tried this. Worked a treat, came out tasty and juicy, everyone was impressed and it dissapeard quickly. The sugar on the top did look like it started to burn a little even after around 50 mins so I took it out thinking it might not be ready yet inside, but it was fine, tasted great. I guess I need to just learn how to spot when it's ready. I am now however amazed at how much sugar goes into cakes! are they all like this?? very tasty and easy to understand instructions. nice one.

Linda (LMT)
14

Linda (LMT)

1/21/2012

I do have to say this cake is very moist and very dense in a very delicious way. The cream cheese adds a bit of tang and a rich, almost creme like texture to the cake that is most noted throughout the center. My favorite part was the crusty top and sides. Nice change of pace from the traditional Jewish Apple Cakes I am familiar with.

Lilcat
7

Lilcat

2/12/2012

Very good flavor! The cream cheese really adds to this. Wonderful as is, but may add a few nuts to the topping next time.

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