Dorie Greenspan's French Apple Cake

A deliciously sweet rustic cake with chunks of apples coated with batter. Easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, it’s a must-try fall cake recipe.


- Apples - All purpose flour - Baking powder - Coconut sugar - Vanilla extract - Dark rum - Eggs - Unsalted butter

Prep equipment


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Generously butter a round springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper, place it on a sheet pan, and set it aside.

Mix dry ingredients

In a small bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt until fully combined.


Whisk wet ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until thoroughly mixed and glossy. Then, whisk in the rum and vanilla.


Make the batter

Add half of the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, followed by half of the melted butter. Alternate with the rest of the flour and remaining butter and stir until just combined.


Transfer the batter

Fold in the apple, making sure each one is coated with the batter. Transfer the batter to the pan and smooth the top.


Bake, Slice & Serve

Bake for 50 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


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