French Apple Cake – this soft and moist cake with rum and pieces of juicy apples and sugar topping is perfect for those who like simple, but delicious recipes. After hot summer time and summer treats, it is time to move to fall recipes and apples are the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about early fall.
It is when they are the most delicious. So, let´s try to make the best of apple season and prepare this lovely cake – French Apple Cake. I love it because it´s simple, but really tasty. Apple cakes are usually made with cinnamon and they make a great combination, but what makes French Apple Cake different is that it´s made with rum and that´s something you should really try.
If you lack experience in making cakes, don’t worry – French Apple Cake is so easy to prepare. It´s actually one of the easiest cakes I´ve ever made, but its taste is amazing!
The necessary ingredients are also very simple:
- 4 Large Granny Smith Apples
- 1 cup All purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 8 Tablespoon Unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup + 1 1/2 Tablespoon Granulated sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Dark Rum
- Cooking spray or Butter to grease the pan
How to prepare French Apple Cake?
Start by peeling the apples and cutting them into 1/2-inch cubes. Then, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Meanwhile, beat butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy, then add eggs and beat some more until it´s well combined. Next, fold in vanilla and rum and beat until it´s combined. Begin adding 1/4 of flour mixture at a time, until you use all of it, stirring constantly.
Beat until combined and fold in apples, then pour the batter into a 9-inch spring form or cake pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with parchment paper. The mixture should be evenly spread. Finally sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoon of granulated sugar and bake at 350 F, for 40 minutes or until the cake becomes golden brown on top, or the toothpick put in the middle comes out clean or with a few crumbs on it.
When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and leave it for few minutes in the pan, to cool, then transfer to a cake plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar. This is what making one of the simplest cakes I have ever made looks like…
WELL, THIS WAS JUST A SHORT VERSION OF THE RECIPE THAT YOU CAN FIND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST, ALONG WITH THE QUANTITIES OF THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS.
If you like apple recipes, check out APPLE DESSERTS – there are many more recipes for apple fans on our blog. I truly enjoy making French Apple Cake, as much as tasting it, especially with a cup of tea. I often prepare this cake because everybody in my family loves it and it can be described in two words – simple and delicious. Enjoy it as much as we do!
until it becomes light and fluffy, then add eggs and beat until well combined.
flour mixture just until incorporated. Continue adding the same amount of the flour mixture until you use it all up, beating all the time.
prefer sweet apples, I suggest Golden Delicious apples.
refrigerated up to 5 days. Take it out of the fridge 20- 30 minutes before
tablespoons of sugar.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g