Monday, October 22, 2012

French Apple Cake

This is a recipe from the Full Circle Farm blog and here is the link to the original and it's really a great and easy cake to make.  We liked it so much we are thinking about using it for Thanksgiving instead of an apple pie!  I made a couple adjustments to fit ingredients I had on hand of course...


3/4 cup flour (I used spelt)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
4 large apples pealed and cut up into 1 inch cubes (you can use any apples you want including a combination of different types)
2 large eggs
1/2-3/4 cup sugar depending on your preference for sweetness (I used 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet with the apples I used)
3 T dark rum (I used coconut rum)
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 T (1 stick) melted


1. Grease a 9 inch cake pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl.
3. In a medium bowl whisk eggs until they are foamy, add sugar, rum, and vanilla.
4. Add half of flour mixture to egg mixture and combine, then add half of melted butter, then rest of flour mixture, and then rest of melted butter, mix well.  Batter will be smooth and thick.
5. Fold in apples and mix well.
6. Pour mixture into the cake pan and even out top with a spatula.
7. Bake for 50 or 60 minutes or until top of cake is golden brown.
8.  Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.  Would be delicious with some homemade vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Note:  This is such a basic recipe I feel that you could easily substitute other fruits for the apples if you wanted to.  I'm sure I will be experimenting more in the future with this recipe...

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