Holiday Baking : Hanukkah Cake

Welcome to Holiday Baking and Today I am sharing my friend Sara’s Hanukah Cake recipe .And the story of Hanukkah.

  • cooking spra
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 large baking apples, peeled and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat 1 1/2 cups of sugar with butter, vanilla extract, and cream cheese in a bowl until soft and creamy; beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, stir together cinnamon with 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir 2 tablespoons of cinnamon-sugar mixture into flour mixture; reserve the rest of cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  4. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture to make a smooth batter, and mix in apples. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top of batter with reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake pulls away slightly from the edges of the pan, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool cake completely on a wire rack before removing the pan and slicing cake.

Hanukkah Celebration:

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Hanukkah 2022 begins on the evening of Sunday, December 18 and ends on the evening of Monday, December 26. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.

Hope your Hanukkah’s great…times eight!”

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