Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Chocolate Apple Cake

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Easy Easy
8 Servings

The apples add moisture and great texture to this delicious chocolate cake. They melt into the batter and nobody will know they’re there, except for you! This recipe makes a lot, so it’s a great freezer stocker. It will add variety to any Yom Tov cake platter.   Check out our complete collection of Rosh Hashanah recipes for mains, sides, soups, desserts, and more inspiration for the holiday.



  • 3/4 cup oil

  • 1 and 1/3 cups sugar (increase to 1 and 1/2 –1 and 3/4 cups if you want it sweeter)

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Gefen Vanilla Extract

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Haddar Baking Powder

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • scant 1/2 cup Gefen Cocoa Powder

  • 3 cups flour (whole-wheat pastry, such as Shibolim, is fine)

  • 1 cup lightly sweetened soy milk

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated

  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and grated

Garnish (optional)

  • a handful of dried apples, cut into tiny pieces

  • a handful of chopped roasted/candied nuts of your choice



Make the Cake


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat oil and sugar together until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla.


Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. With the mixer at low speed, alternately add dry ingredients and soy milk to the batter until mixed well. Stir in grated apples. Pour into a 10×15-inch (25×40-centimeter) baking pan lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until done. Do not overbake.


Allow to cool. Sprinkle dried apples and/or roasted or candied nuts for garnish if desired.


Mix together glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust quantities to achieve desired consistency if necessary. Drizzle over dried apples and/or nuts.


You can cut the oil in half and use half applesauce instead. However, the applesauce should be added at the very end and folded in just until incorporated.


You can use apples of your choice. You can also add flavorings of your choice to the glaze, e.g., coffee, almond, vanilla, etc.

Make the Cake

Yields 1 10×15-inch (25×40-cm) pan


Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller Photography by Moishe Wulliger

Chocolate Apple Cake

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Stacey Silverman
Stacey Silverman
6 years ago

Where to buy? Many of your recipes suggest using whole wheat pastry flour. Where do you buy such a thing in Israel?

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Reply to  Stacey Silverman
6 years ago

I’m on it!

Reply to  Cnooymow{shman
6 years ago

Brynie says that they sell it in all the makolets. It’s called 80% whole wheat flour. The most quality brand is Rubinfeld which is available in stores in Bklyn too. But in stores here u can often find more than one.brand!