Denise says:

  • This is a firm family  Rosh Hashanah favourite and quick to make.
  • Enjoy as a dessert or for tea. Using store cupboard ingredients, it is an excellent recipe to have when you need a last minute quick fix sweet!
  • Preparation Time:  15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour  
  • Makes: 1 loaf ( serves 6 - 8)


  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2 cm slices
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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  • 100g caster sugar
  • 185g margarine
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/ 350F/ Gas mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In the food processor, cream the margarine and 100g sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a greased and lined 2 kg loaf tin.
  6. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
  7. Bake at 170 C for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.