French Apple Cake is a deliciously moist and flavorful dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with a rich, buttery cake. It’s a simple yet elegant cake that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large apples (a mix of varieties is nice)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8-inch springform pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Peel, core, and dice the apples into small pieces.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until slightly thickened and light in color. Beat in the rum (if using) and vanilla extract.
  5. Gently fold in the flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Gradually add the melted butter to the batter, folding gently to incorporate.
  7. Fold in the diced apples until they are well coated with the batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  9. Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Then run a knife around the edge of the pan and carefully remove the sides of the springform pan.
  11. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.
  12. Serve the French Apple Cake as is or with a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 280-320
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes


  • Serves: 8

French Apple Cake is a delightful dessert that’s both rustic and sophisticated. Its combination of tender apples and a soft, buttery cake makes it a favorite for both casual and formal gatherings. Enjoy the cozy and comforting flavors of this classic French treat!

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