I just dropped off apple cake at the Triangle for Austin Bakes for Bastrop. We’re aiming to raise $10,000 for the survivors of the Texas wildfires.
I knew I wanted to make apple cake because it’s the time in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur known as the Days of Wwe. And apple cake is a traditional dish served this time of year. I asked on twitter if anyone had a good apple cake recipe, and several people recommended the German Apple Cake in The Joy of Vegan Baking.
It’s a really good cake, but it’s not the cake I was looking for. Jewish Apple Cake is much thicker than this. At least four inches thick (the Joy of Vegan Baking recipe is maybe an inch and a half thick). It’s made in a Bundt pan (not a springform pan). And it has apples grated into the cake (not just on top). If you have a vegan recipe like that, pass it my way.
Even though this isn’t the cake I was looking for, it was a delicious mistake. Hop on down to the grassy area at the Triangle to grab a piece before it’s all gone!
UPDATE: We raised over $12,500! http://austinbakes.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/thank-you-austin/