Honey Applesauce Cake (Parve)

Applesauce honey cake
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
142 Calories
2g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

"I was never a big fan of honey cake growing up," says Giora Shimoni, "so for years I made ​apple cake for Rosh Hashanah instead of the traditional honey cake. One year I experimented, however, and came up with this recipe. My kids all like it, so now my apple cake will have company at the holiday table." 


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee dissolved into 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F/160 C. Oil a 9x13 baking pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. Dissolve coffee into hot water. Set aside to cool.

  3. Using an electric mixer or wire whisk, mix the applesauce, brown sugar and honey, eggs, and oil. 

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. 

  5. In 3 alternating additions, add the flour mixture and coffee to the wet ingredients. Mix after each addition just until the batter is smooth.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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