Tu B'Shevat Cake


Seasonal & Holiday Eats

Although there are no specific dishes that have traditionally been prepared for Tu B’Shevat, the custom of serving dishes that contain fruits and nuts has emerged. There is also the custom of consuming the Shevah Minim or "Seven Species," the five fruits and two grains found in the land of Israel. This recipe contains 3 of those fruits - dates, grapes (or raisins in this case) and pomegranate seeds and makes for a fantastic and anti-oxidant rich Tu B’Shevat treat! Chag Sameach!

  • 3 eggs

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup apple juice

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 cups of cake flour

  • 1 ¾ tsp baking soda

  • 4 peeled, cored and diced Granny Smith Apples

  • 2 cups chopped dates

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat diced apples with combo of cinnamon and white sugar. Chop dates and add to apples along with the pomegranates and raisins. Set aside mixture.

Beat eggs, brown sugar and oil until smooth – In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients, mixing well. Add fruit mixture to the batter, folding gently. Pour batter mixture into a greased 8 or 9” sq pan (you can double the recipe and use a 9x13” pan or make into individual muffins using muffin tins.) Bake in oven until golden brown and a testing fork comes out smooth. Let cool and serve.