Apples and honey are a traditional food for Rosh Hashana. This cake is one of the best I have ever made or tasted and my children really look forward to it. Its a super way to welcome Autumn with the smell of apple cake drifting through the house!
Last year we made this and took it to our Jewish neighbors across the street. They instantly knew it was a Rosh Hashana cake.
Semi Homemade Recipe
If you don’t have time for a homemade cake add apples, honey and nuts to a yellow cake mix and get canned cream cheese frosting.
- From City of Holland
- 1/2 cups honey
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon soda
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 cups diced apples
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream together honey, shortening and eggs. Sift salt, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and flour and add to creamed mixture. Stir in apples and nuts. Pour into greased 9″ x 13″ x 2″ pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 6 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cream butter, cream cheese, honey and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add nuts. Frost cooled cake.
Apple Honey Cupcakes with Bubble Bee Cup Decorations
We are decorating with bubble bees made from chocolate covered raisins and almonds.
Another idea is to make cupcakes and decorate with bees (found at craft stores).
Or check here for images of several adorable Bee Cupcakes ideas.