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French Apple Cake

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French Apple Cake

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  • 1 cup all purpose flour (spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (plus more for sprinkling over cake)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. 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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    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.


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    Barb M. 4 months ago
    Very good. Used 1 tsp of almond extract and 1 tbsp of apple juice instead of rum. Also added a bit of fresh grated nutmeg and 1/4tsp of cinnamon. (didn't have fresh apples so used a quart of home canned apples, drained) sprinkled with tuubinado sugar and a little cinnamon.
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    Betz 8 months ago
    great! easy and it was a hit for thanksgiving. i agree it would be great with tea or coffee. i had “golden” not “spiced” rum, but it seemed to work fine. will make again.
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    レモン 10 months ago
    I used almond extract instead of rum and made it into cupcakes. Tasted great!
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    The best apple cake ever. I did not add rum, however, but I otherwise followed the recipe exactly as it’s written. It’s divine!
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    Bev Cleland 2 years ago
    It turned out well. Will leave out the rum next time but easy to make and delicious!
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    J 2 years ago
    Turned out great. Only used 1 tbsp of spiced rum and 1 granny smith and 1.5 gala apples since it was all that was available.
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    JoMarie Spagnola 2 years ago
    great. I added a pinch of cinnamon and instead of the rum used caramel moonshine!
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    Anna Marie Covan 2 years ago
    Great ! Big hit with my family,and I’m making it again today. Thank you for sharing!!👍
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    Anna Marie Covan 2 years ago
    Great!! I will be making this again
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    May 2 years ago
    Great feedback from all, non-cooking apples worked fine for me!
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    Beverly M. 2 years 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.
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    Marie Odile Kintz 2 years ago
    Wonderful every one loved it
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    Hollier 2 years ago
    This is so easy to make and very tasty.
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    Anita Cardona 2 years 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.
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    M Palmer 2 years ago
    My family loves this cake it is simple and delicious! So easy to whip up and bake quickly. Love love love!
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    Alice L. 2 years ago
    Moist and delicious, it was a hit!
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    Annie Mozes 3 years ago
    Excellent, very moist, I baked it last week, redoing it today
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    Tina Ephraim 3 years ago
    Excellent! Everyone loves when I bake it!
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    April Z. 3 years 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.
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    Leslie P. 3 years 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!
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    Holden Caulfield 3 years 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.
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    tscook 3 years ago
    Delicious. I made it exactly as in the recipe.
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    Olga Insua 3 years ago
    It was great. We all loved it.
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    Cynical Cooks 3 years ago
    Absolutely delicious and so pretty! No leftovers!
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    Hosna 3 years 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.
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    unah 4 years ago
    perfect :) decorated with cinnamon sugar
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    sarah d 4 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
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    Demitri H. 4 years ago
    Easy recipe and a big hit with family/friends.
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    Camila Martins 4 years ago
    Made this cake on a cast iron pan. Worked wonderfully. This will be a repeat recipe for me for sure.
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    Ramona Davis 4 years ago
    Fabulous. I call this my comfort cake. Yummy!!