French Apple Cake. With chunks of sweet apples nestled in a tender and buttery rum cake, this French apple cake is the essence of simplicity. It's slightly buttery with a crumbly outside texture, and it's incredibly moist throughout. This traditional French cake is the definition of simplicity.
This French Apple Cake is super easy, can be made very quickly, and transforms into a fancy cake perfect for a dinner party or special occasion. Plus, all the ingredients are easy to find. How to make this Classic French Apple Cake. You can have French Apple Cake using 11 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of French Apple Cake
- Prepare of Unsalted Butter, 115g + More For Greasing.
- You need 110 g of Bleached All Purpose Flour,.
- Prepare 1 TSP of Baking Powder,.
- You need Pinch of Sea Salt,.
- It’s 2 of Eggs Room Temperature,.
- Prepare 60 g of Granulated Sugar,.
- You need 60 g of Dark Muscovado Sugar,.
- It’s 3 TBSP of Brandy,.
- It’s 1 TSP of Pure Vanilla Paste,.
- You need 2 of Granny Smith Apples Peeled Cored Diced,.
- You need 3 of Red Gala Apples Cored Diced,.
The recipe begins by selecting your apple variety for this cake: choose apples well-suited for baking such as Fiji, Honeycrisp, Mutsu, Jonagold or Braeburn. This French Apple Cake begins with sautéing the crisp apples in butter and sugar. My favorite way to eat this French Apple Cake is to pair it with a sweet whipped cream. Our French Apple Cake beats apple pie any day.
French Apple Cake instructions
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 fahrenheit. Grease the cake pan generously with butter and set aside. In a skillet over medium low heat, add butter..
- Swirl to melt the butter gently. Once melted, continue cooking until butter start to brown. *You can actually see that the milk starts to separated and the milk solids start to caramelize.*.
- Remove from heat. Pour into a bowl thru' a coffee filter over a fine strainer. Discard any residue. Reserve a few TBSP for serving (optional)..
- Measure the melted butter again. Add water if necessary to retain the weight as 115g. Set aside to cool to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt..
- Mix to combine well. In another large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, whisk eggs until foamy. Add in sugar and continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved. Add in brandy and vanilla paste..
- Give it a final whisk. Add in half of the flour mixture and half of the melted butter. Using a spatula, fold to combine well making sure no large lumps. Add in the remaining half of the flour mixture and melted butter..
- Fold to combine well. Make sure no large lumps. *You can pass the batter thru a fine strainer just to make sure.* Add in the apples..
- Mix to coat the apples well with the batter. Transfer into the cake pan. Wack into the oven and bake for about 50 mins to an hr. Or until the cake is browned and if you insert a skewer into the cake, it comes out clean..
- Keep an eye on the cake, as different ovens may varies and the cake can turn from being browned to burnt very fast.* Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Slice and serve with apricot compote, vanilla bean ice cream and beurre noisette (browned butter)..
- To make the apricot compote, place 500g of apricots (fresh, washed, halved and pitted) in a medium sauce pot. Add 1/4 cup of water and about 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (adjust to preference). Add in a stick of cinnamon and 3 cloves. Stir to combine well and until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a slow simmer. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 mins..
Forget the crust and make this simple French This simple dessert is less cake than sautéed apples set in a thick, buttery custard encased in a. French apple cake is a classic French dessert that is more of a custard-like cake. It is filled with apples and blended with just enough flour, eggs, butter, and sugar to bind it together. Most of the Apple Cake recipes I've tried have cinnamon, so much so that it was a given that if it's This cake has a very tender buttery crumbs with a bite of apple chunks and a very subtle rum flavor. This French Apple Cake is an apple-based cake that also tastes like a pie.