Today Greg and I are celebrating with breakfast out, some relaxing, and then later today we'll be going to my family's house for a dual birthday/Rosh Hashanah dinner. This weekend I have plans with a bunch of friends to go out for dinner and drinks to celebrate.
On Rosh Hashanah you typically eat sweet things for a sweet year, apples and honey is the classic pairing for this tradition. In honor of this, I make an apple cake with honey glaze every year:
4 large apples, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°
Mix chopped apples with the 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 5 tablespoons sugar and set aside.
Mix together remaining ingredients until well combined (FYI: the batter will be quite thick).
In a greased bundt pan, layer cake batter and apples - you will have 3 layers of batter and 2 layers of apples.
Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons milk
Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth, drizzle over cake
For those observing the holiday, Shana Tovah!