A Slice of Elegance: French Apple Cake Recipe

Indulge in the sophistication of French baking with a “French Apple Cake.” This delightful dessert beautifully marries the essence of buttery, delicate cake with the sweet and tart flavors of apples. It’s a treat that captures the elegance and charm of French cuisine while being surprisingly simple to make. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, savoring an afternoon tea, or simply craving a slice of something exquisite, this recipe is your gateway to a slice of French elegance. Join us as we explore the steps to create this delectable French Apple Cake.


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and chopped into small cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions :

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.

2. Prepare Dry Ingredients:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set this dry mixture aside.

3. Prepare Apples:

  • Peel, core, and chop the apples into small cubes. Toss them in a little bit of the dry mixture from step 2. This helps prevent the apples from sinking to the bottom of the cake during baking.

4. Make the Cake Batter:

  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the large eggs with granulated sugar until the mixture is pale and slightly thickened.
  • Add the melted unsalted butter, whole milk, pure vanilla extract, and dark rum (if using). Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture (from step 2) to the wet ingredients. Stir until a smooth batter forms.

6. Fold in Apples:

  • Gently fold the chopped apples into the cake batter until they are evenly distributed.

7. Bake to Perfection:

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

8. Cool and Dust with Powdered Sugar:

  • Allow the French Apple Cake to cool in the pan for a while. Once it has cooled to room temperature, you can dust the top with powdered sugar for an elegant touch.

9. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Slice and serve your French Apple Cake. It’s a delightful treat that pairs wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea, bringing a touch of French elegance to your table.

The buttery, delicate cake meets the sweet and tart flavors of apples in this slice of elegance that embodies the charm of French baking. This delectable dessert embodies French cuisine while being surprisingly simple to prepare.

This recipe is your gateway to savoring a slice of French elegance, whether it graces your dessert table, adds sophistication to an afternoon tea, or satisfies your craving for something exquisite. With each bite, savor the taste of refined simplicity as you share the indulgence of French Apple Cake with loved ones.