Jewish Apple Pear Cake
My buddy Geoff loves to bake and whenever there is a get together at someone's house to celebrate a birthday, holiday or Michigan football game, Geoff is asked to bake something special. I have mentioned him before for his absolutely incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in February at Barbecue Bob's home and Geoff brought the cookies plus this Apple Pear Cake. It was delicious so I wanted to share his adapted recipe and tips.
Here's what Geoff said,
The recipe below came from a cookbook put together by Price Waterhouse Coopers of favorite employee recipes. It never fails to draw rave reviews...but as usual, I have altered the recipe a bit to make it more interesting. The original recipe was for Jewish Style Apple Cake.
Apple Pear Cake
- 2 Bartlett pears
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1 Macintosh Apple
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2½ cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease tube pan.
- In a large bowl, beat well the oil sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Add orange juice.
- Peel and slice the fruit and mix with 5 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon.
- Make layers of batter and fruit.
- Bake 1½ hours.
- Let cool in pan before inverting.
Thanks..im going to try this recipe this weekend..
Loved the Reluctant Gourmet story. I live in Philadelphia as well. I am a pure vegetarian and not too crazy about working with eggs. Can you suggest an alternative to eggs in desserts?
This cake is easily one of my new favorites! The recipe was great and I had no problem with sticking. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you for posting this great recipe!
I’ve been making this for years now and just pulled it out again to make while on a family trip at an air bnb. It’s easy (no mixer or fancy Ingredients required), and is delicious for dessert or brunch. Good quality fruit makes all the difference (as with all fruit desserts).
G. Stephen Jones
Thanks, Lee for letting me know.