Classic French Apple Cake

by 247tasty


Fluffy and packed with flavour, this classic French Apple Cake is a must if you love desserts. Made with only a few ingredients and ready in no time, this soft vanilla, rum-flavoured cake dotted with apple chunks surely will be your new favourite cake!


2 large eggs
2 peeled and chopped apples (I used gala variety)
½ c. 110g unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 c. 120g all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons rum, optional
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ c. 100g sugar
1.5 tablespoons sugar (for sprinkling over cake)
a pinch of salt

How to make Classic French Apple Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 180 degrees C. Grease an 18cm cake pan and dust with flour.

Step 2: In a bowl, place the flour, baking powder, salt. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3: Add the butter to the bowl along with the sugar and vanilla. Mix using a beater until creamy. Then, add the eggs, a piece at a time, beating every after each addition until creamy.

Step 4: Next, add the rum and flour mix. Beat well until blended.

Step 5: Fold in the chopped apples.

Step 6: Into the prepared pan, spoon the mixture and smooth out the top. Sprinkle over 2 tbsp sugar. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Step 7: When done, remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool fully before taking it out of the pan.

Step 8: Slice and serve. Enjoy!


1. To make the cake light and fluffy, make sure to cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and creamy.

2. DO NOT OVERMIX the batter or the cake is being tough.

3. Make sure to use only baking apples for this recipe, such as Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Jonagold.

4. Swap apples with pears if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (1 g): Calories 279, Calories from Fat 117, Fat 13g20%, Saturated Fat 8g50%, Cholesterol 77mg26%, Sodium 66mg3%, Carbohydrates 35g12%, Fiber 2g8%, Sugar 22g24%, Protein 3g6%

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