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Jewish Apple Cake

Traeger Baked Jewish Apple Cake

Layers of sweetened and seasoned apples alternate with a moist and rich cake to create the perfect after dinner treat or breakfast on-the-go!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, fusion, Jewish
Servings 8


  • Traeger grill
  • Springform/ Bundt pan
  • Cookie sheet
  • Several bowls
  • Apple peeler
  • Whisk


  • 4 large crisp apples peeled and sliced thinly (we used honeycrisp)
  • 2.5 cups white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Spiceology Apple Pie Spice
  • 1 lemon
  • 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons Spiceology Apple Pie Spice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup toffee bits


  • Preheat the Traeger grill to 375* and use a pellet like apple, signature or pecan
  • Prep a bundt or springform by first greasing the sides and bottom. Then coat it lightly with flour and tap out the extra. Set the pan aside.
  • Wash, peel and slice the apples thinly. They should be almost paper-thin.
  • In a large bowl, combine the apples with ¼ cup white flour, the juice of ½ a lemon, and 4 tbsp of the apple pie spice.
  • Toss well to coat and set aside.
  • Make the batter by combining the remaining white sugar, the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using the whisk, mix the flour well.
  • In another bowl, combine the oil, eggs, fruit juice, and vanilla.
  • Gently combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, stirring until only combined. Do not over mix.
  • In the prepared pan, layer the batter and the seasoned apples. It should make 2-3 layers total.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, additional flour, butter, apple pie spice and toffee bits. Mix until the texture resembles sand.
  • Top the final layer of the cake with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Cook in the preheated grill, set above a cookie sheet
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until no dough sticks on the toothpick.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Unmold the cake from the pan and cut with a serrated knife into slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Be sure to buy toffee bits meant for baking-- sometimes called bits of brickle. You don't want toffee that has chocolate in it!
Keyword Traeger baked apple cake