Upside down apple cake

The Best Apples & Honey Cakes for the New Year

You might still be thinking about summer tomatoes, peach pie and drinks by the pool, but at The Nosher, we are thinking about honey cake and apple desserts, since Rosh Hashanah will be upon us before you know it!

Apple and honey cakes are traditional, sweet New Year desserts but they can definitely get a bit stale. 

The honey cake from my childhood? My Great Aunt Ruth would make honey cake sometime around June, cut it into slices, freeze it and then defrost it in the fall to serve at my grandma’s house for Rosh Hashanah. Is it any wonder honey cake is far from my favorite dessert?!

Over the years, The Nosher has set out to find the freshest, traditional and non-traditional, super scrumptious apples and honey desserts that are perfect for your Jewish New Year celebrations. These desserts are a reminder that we can preserve traditions while adding our own spin on them. Ushering in a sweet New Year is no excuse for subpar cake, in fact it should be a reason to get inspired with your desserts. Please note: Great Aunt Ruth’s version is not included.

Applesauce Souffle Bread Pudding by Olga Massov

Apple Cake with Honey by Rachel Korycan

Mini Honey Cakes by the Monday Morning Cooking Club

Israeli Honey-Sesame Cake by Sonya Sanford

Amy’s Bissel Apple Cake

Traditional Apple Cake by Leah Koenig

Apple and Honey Ruffle Milk Pie by Sonya Sanford 

The Best Apple Cake with Honey by Rachel Korycan

Date and Honey Cake by Vered Guttman

Holocaust Survivor’s Beloved Honey Cake by Ruth Webber

One-Bowl Russian Apple Cake by Sonya Sanford 

Andrew Zimmerman’s Favorite Apple Cake 

Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Honey Cake

Salted Honey Apple Upside-Down Cake by Rebecca Firkser

Apple Babka by Shannon Sarna

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