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Best Jewish Apple Cake Recipe
Brown Butter Cream Cheese Jewish Apple Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
A Traditional Jewish Apple Cake, enriched with Cream Cheese, and infused with the Toasty, Nutty Flavor of Brown Butter. A Perfect Dessert for your Rosh Hashanah Celebration.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake, Brown Butter Cream Cheese Jewish Apple Cake, jewish apple cake, jewish apple cake recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 379 kcal
For the Cake:
For the Filling/Topping:
Make the Filling/Topping
  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Toss the chopped apples in 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar, reserving the rest for topping.
Make the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium skillet, over medium heat.
  3. Continue to heat the butter, watching carefully, and allowing it to sizzle/crackle, and turn a warm brown color. Immediately transfer to a small bowl, to halt the cooking process, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Beat the cream cheese together with the browned butter, until creamy.
  5. Mix in the sugar and vanilla extract.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  7. Finally, mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt, until just combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, making sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  8. Pour ⅔ of the batter into the prepared pan, and layer the spiced apples on top. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples, and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the top.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs.

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Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Cream Cheese Jewish Apple Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.