Apples and Honey Cake

Our amazing Jewish honey cake is just thing for this Rosh Hashanah. This honey cake uses olive oil for a healthy, non-dairy fat that keeps the cake light and flavorful.

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If you like this recipe you will also love Jamie Geller's famous challah recipe.

8-10 servings


  • 3½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature, whisked
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • ¾ cup best quality honey


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan, 2 paper loaf pans or a Honeycomb Pan*
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the eggs, applesauce, apple cider, vanilla extract, evoo, and honey.
  4. Using either a mixer or by hand, whisk everything together. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  6. Cool cake on a cooling rack until it can be comfortably handled. Unmold and allow to cool completely before wrapping and storing at room temperature or freezing for up to 1 month.
  7. Drizzle with honey or powdered sugar before serving if desired.

*Note: If using honeycomb pan, extra batter makes: 1 loaf pan or 10 – 12 cupcakes or or 18 mini cupcakes

Comments (3)

(3) Lisa, September 3, 2021 2:19 PM

Help… my cake doesn’t show detail while I’m that honey comb pan!! I use Bakers Secret

Besides that issue I will definitely use this recipe!! Thanks Aish !!

(2) Dr. Anita Rosenfield, August 30, 2021 8:23 PM


This is such a great recipe (not surprising since it's Jamie's). Definitely using this recipe this year instead of my traditional Jenny Grossinger. Thanks Jamies. L'Shana tova u'm'tuka.

(1) Alexandra, August 29, 2021 5:10 PM

Great recipe, Jamie, todah rabah,
Shavua tov!


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