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French Apple Cake with Rum

15 October 2023

Looking for an easy cake for over the weekend then look no further! This little cake is put together in a jiffy and is an absolute winner: crunchy caramelized topping, fluffy and moist apple cake on the inside. And for extra indulgence? Serve it warm with vanille ice cream! (also yummy served cold though 😉

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French Apple Cake with Rum

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Cakes, baking, dessert French
By La Cuisine Geraldine Serves: ± 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour + cooling time


  • 4 apples (±500 g)
  • 1/2 cup butter (125g), melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (180g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (120g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (5g)
  • 2 teaspoons rum (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For sprinkling: 1 tbsp sugar, brown or white



Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare your springform by lining the bottom with baking paper and greasing the sides with butter.


Peel and decore the apples. Slice them very thinly with a knife or mandolin (± 3mm).


In a large bowl whisk the eggs with the sugar until the mixture lightens and is fluffy, ± 1 minute.


In a separate bowl mix the flour with the baking powder and salt.


Add the flour mix to the eggs with the melted butter, vanilla and rum. Mix well with a rubber spatula and then add the slices of apples.


Pour the cake batter evenly into a prepared springform. Sprinkle the top of the cake with sugar.


Bake for 45 - 50 minutes at 180°C until the top is nice and browned and the sugar caramelized.


While the cake is still warm, run a blunt knife along the edges, remove from the springform and place it on a wire rack to let it cool. Transfer to a large plate when doen.


delicious served warm, but also great at room temperature. The cake will keep for about 5 days in a sealed container, but is best eaten within 2 days.

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