Jewish Apple Cake French Toast is a truly decadent breakfast! Thick slices of apple cake are cooked to perfection in a french toast fashion with cozy ingredients like maple syrup and cinnamon. Treat yourself to this sweet, unforgettable breakfast today!

Sliced apple pieces garnish a serving of French toast.

Jewish Apple Cake French Toast

The first time I made a batch of this french toast, it was for a brunch will all of my girlfriends. Out of all the donuts, omelettes and mimosas, this dish was the biggest hit! Everyone begged for the recipe, which can only mean one thing – I had to share it with you guys, too!

As much as I love classic French Toast made with brioche bread, there’s something so much more decadent about making it with Jewish Apple Cake! If you’ve never had it, Jewish apple cake is a dense, delicious apple cake that you simply must try. While I recommend making your cake homemade, there are also plenty of bakeries that make them perfectly. My only advice is to use the cake when it’s a day old or longer!

I first came up with this recipe when I realized that my favorite time to enjoy a slice of Jewish apple cake was in the morning with a cup of coffee. It clicked immediately – it would be even better with my coffee if it was cooked as french toast! Through a little trial and error, I’ve made what might really be the coziest, most mouthwatering french toast recipe around.

Maple syrup is being drizzled onto a piece of French toast.

How to Make It

Whisk. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the half and half, eggs, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. I’ve found that the best mixing dish is a pie plate!

Dip. Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed, dip each slice of apple cake into the bowl. allow the cake to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Then, transfer the dipped slices to a baking sheet, allowing the mixture to soak all the way through the cake.

Cook. Melt the butter in a non-stick griddle pan over medium high heat. Place four slices of cake in the pan and cook them until they’re deliciously golden brown, which should take approximately 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip the cake over and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Transfer the cooked pieces to a platted and cover them with foil so they stay warm!

Serve. Serve immediately, and enjoy! I love topping my apple french toast with powdered sugar, fruit, and maple syrup.

Several slices of French toast are placed on a white serving platted next to pieces of sliced apples.

How long will Jewish apple cake french toast stay fresh?

In an airtight container in the refrigerator, any leftover slices you have of this french toast will stay fresh for up to 4 days.

When you’re ready to enjoy it again, I recommend using the same pan you cooked them in, not the microwave! While they usually get soggy in the microwave, they’ll reheat perfectly on the stovetop.

A plate of French toast is set next to a full platter.

How do I freeze french toast?

If you’re planning on freezing this dish, there are just a few simple steps you should follow to make sure the french toast stays as fresh as possible in the freezer.

First, place the cooked french toast in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze it for at least 1 hour. Once the slices are frozen solid, wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Finally, put all the wrapped slices into a large, durable, resealable bag, then pop them in the freezer!

In the freezer, the slices will stay fresh for up to 3 months. When you want to eat a piece of the frozen french toast, remove it from the plastic wrapping and pop it in the oven at 375°F for about 10 minutes. It should be good as new!

A fork is pulling a bite sized piece of French toast away from the plate.

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Sliced apple pieces garnish a serving of French toast.

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Ingredients

  • 8 1/2 inch slices Jewish Apple Cake, Best if day old or longer.
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Equipment

  • skillet

Instructions 

  • In a wide shallow bowl (I like to use a pie plate), whisk together the half and half, eggs, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  • Dip each cake slice in the egg mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet to allow the mixture to soak all the way through the cake.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick griddle pan over medium high heat. Place four slices of the bread in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully, flip the cake over and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fruit or maple syrup, if desired.

Notes

Because the cake is tender and moist to begin with, handle carefully so it doesn’t fall apart. Once it’s in the pan and starts to cook, it will hold together much better.
Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg