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.


    Leslie P. 3 months 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 3 months 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 6 months ago
    Delicious. I made it exactly as in the recipe.
    Olga Insua 7 months ago
    It was great. We all loved it.
    Cynical Cooks 7 months ago
    Absolutely delicious and so pretty! No leftovers!
    Hosna 9 months 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 9 months ago
    perfect :) decorated with cinnamon sugar
    Borii 10 months 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 a year 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. a year ago
    Easy recipe and a big hit with family/friends.
    Camila M. a year ago
    Made this cake on a cast iron pan. Worked wonderfully. This will be a repeat recipe for me for sure.
    Ramona D. a year ago
    Fabulous. I call this my comfort cake. Yummy!!
    nvdjazzy a year ago
    Delicious! Will make again!
    Steve Dunlop a year ago
    yum.. will be making this again.
    Lilly a year ago
    It was delicious!! Maybe don’t add as much butter, though. My family loves it!❤️
    Jo a year ago
    Easy to make and absolutely delicious...especially the crispy edge bit. :)
    Lara a year ago
    absolutely delicious and very easy to make. By far my favourite apple cake recipe.
    Mike Davis a year ago
    turned out perfect. So yummy and easy to make.
    Jones a year 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!
    samina a year 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.
    Susan M 2 years ago
    First time making this and it turned out so very good. Cooking time was about 32 min for my oven. I made it with 2 tbsp of milk and it could have used 3....very very good.
    Jules 2 years ago
    Delicious! This is a simple recipe that offers a lot of flavor. My family loved it. I would serve it to guests as dessert or share with friends for coffee meet up.
    Chris R. 2 years ago
    Really nice. Very smooth and perfect way to top off Thanksgiving dinner.
    Kim Zimmerman 2 years ago
    It was very moist and delicious...
    Jason Mc Evoy 2 years ago
    Really fast but tasty dessert Yummm
    Dana G. 2 years ago
    Simply delicious! So easy to make. Served it with whipped cream with a little rum.
    Abdrea 2 years ago
    Turned out well & great taste, but needed a little something. Warm butter run sauce did the trick! Perfect!
    Madeline Kaveri 2 years ago
    Omg, easy and so tasty. Would be great for entertaining.