French Apple Cake Recipe | Yummly

French Apple Cake

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  • 1 cup all purpose flour (spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (plus more for sprinkling over cake)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 baking apples (sweet, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes, I like Honeycrisp, Fuji or Golden Delicious)
  • sugar (Confectioners', optional, for decorating cake)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium8% DV180mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs14% DV43g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories330Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate43g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Beverly M. 11 days ago
    This was so easy and delicious. It's not real big, so perfect for my husband and I. It reminds me of something my grandmother would have served to her friends when they came over for midmorning coffee.
    Hollier 2 months ago
    This is so easy to make and very tasty.
    Anita Cardona 4 months ago
    Amazing!! It was moist, soft, very flavorful, and easy to make. I used only 2 Tbsp of regular rum (instead of 3 of dark rum). I used Honey Crisp apples (3 apples which equaled 3 1/4 cups). I used a 10 inch Springform pan. I will definitely make it again.
    M Palmer 5 months ago
    My family loves this cake it is simple and delicious! So easy to whip up and bake quickly. Love love love!
    Alice L. 5 months ago
    Moist and delicious, it was a hit!
    Annie Mozes 6 months ago
    Excellent, very moist, I baked it last week, redoing it today
    Tina Ephraim 9 months ago
    Excellent! Everyone loves when I bake it!
    April Z. 9 months ago
    Excellent rustic cake. Have made it three times, and each time it was a big hit. I would suggest using vanilla sugar if you can lay your hands on some. about a tablespoon of that mixed into your granulated sugar is lovely.
    Leslie P. a year ago
    Fantastic! Used unsalted butter. Didn’t have the rum and forgot granulated sugar but it was still great! Light, not too sweet. I’ll make it again!
    Holden Caulfield a year ago
    I made it in a tart pan and the edges turned out very well, not too crispy. Make sure to keep an eye on it, bake time was less than advised. Very solid recipe, best served with whipped cream or ice cream.
    tscook a year ago
    Delicious. I made it exactly as in the recipe.
    Olga Insua a year ago
    It was great. We all loved it.
    Cynical Cooks a year ago
    Absolutely delicious and so pretty! No leftovers!
    Hosna a year ago
    Its tasty, very easy and quick. It tastes better than it looks. But too sweet for me. I will lower the amount of suger next time and will make it in a smaller form. Mine turned out bit too thin unfortunatly. ( How tall should it be?) and also its darker than the other pictures you have uploaded.
    unah 2 years ago
    perfect :) decorated with cinnamon sugar
    Borii 2 years ago
    Okayy so i made this recipe like 10 times already because my friends and family love it sooo much!!!! Great thing is that its so easy that i dont even mind making it so many times and also the ingredients are really basic that can always be found at home! This cake is so perfectly delicious, the rum gives a unique flavour to the otherwise basic sponge and also because of the apples they feel fresh and easy on the stomach not like a heavier brownie or bday cake :)))
    sarah d 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious. Great tips in the directions. We made it for a special thanksgiving breakfast but I think we will also take it for dessert to family get together
    Demitri H. 2 years ago
    Easy recipe and a big hit with family/friends.
    Camila M. 2 years ago
    Made this cake on a cast iron pan. Worked wonderfully. This will be a repeat recipe for me for sure.
    Ramona Davis 2 years ago
    Fabulous. I call this my comfort cake. Yummy!!
    nvdjazzy 2 years ago
    Delicious! Will make again!
    Steve Dunlop 2 years ago
    yum.. will be making this again.
    Lilly 2 years ago
    It was delicious!! Maybe don’t add as much butter, though. My family loves it!❤️
    Jo 2 years ago
    Easy to make and absolutely delicious...especially the crispy edge bit. :)
    Lara 2 years ago
    absolutely delicious and very easy to make. By far my favourite apple cake recipe.
    Mike Davis 2 years ago
    turned out perfect. So yummy and easy to make.
    Jones 2 years ago
    It was the best cake I've ever had! Its so sweet and delicious. Very moist and not very hard to make. I used one honeycrisp apple and a granny smith apple. Definitely a make again!
    Petit 2 years ago
    great and very moist
    kimberly woerner 2 years ago
    my husband claimed he doesn't like this cake, yet upon my return to the kitchen I found my husband had eaten over half of the cake! I made a butter rum sauce and topped the cake off with whip cream. I was pleased with the results.
    Mary H. 2 years ago
    So simple and surprisingly delicious. Ice Cream puts it over the top.