French Apple Cake
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking
Servings: 8
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted, at room temperature)
  • cup sugar (plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 apples (peeled and cored, cut into ½-inch cubes (3½-4 cups). Whatever firm apples you'd prefer)
  • confectioners sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and set an oven rack in the middle position. Grease or butter a 9-inch cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with wax or parchment paper 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and rum. The batter will look grainy at this point
  • Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped apples
  • Scrape the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Allow the cake to cool on a rack in the pan. Once cool, run a knife around the edges of the cake. Carefully invert the cake onto the rack, remove the wax paper, then gently flip the cake over and place right-side-up on a platter
  • Cake can be served warm or room temperature. Optional: sprinkle with confectioners sugar, and serve with ice cream
Nutrition Facts
French Apple Cake
Serving Size
 
8 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
291
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
0.5
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
77
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
454
mg
20
%
Potassium
 
112
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
38
g
13
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
24
g
27
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
459
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
47
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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