Fanny’s Apple Cake

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with sweet treats to symbolize hope for the sweet year ahead. Apples & honey, honey cake, and apple cake were always on our holiday table. My wife’s grandmother, Fanny Shenn, was a phenomenal baker and always made her recipes with the most important ingredient, love. Here is one of her many recipes that have been passed down through generations.


  • 5 c chopped apples
  • 2 c flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 ⅓ c sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ c oil 1 t salt
  • Topping
  • ⅓ c sugar 1 t cinnamon
  • ⅓ c flour ½ stick margarine


Mix eggs, sugar, and oil until creamy. Add flour mixture, add apples. Spread in a 13×9 inch ungreased pan. Blend topping of sugar, flour, cinnamon, and margarine and sprinkle evenly on top of cake. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Submitted by Evan and Julie Rossio