French #Apple #Cake

 With chunks of candy apples nestled in a smooth and buttery rum cake, this French apple cake is the essence of simplicity.



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The summer season after my junior yr in college, I labored in Paris as an au pair for a household with three little boys. My host mother, Valerie, was a pharmacist by using means of day and bon vivant by using means of night. She was all the time entertaining and might often enlist my assist within the kitchen as soon as the children have been in bed. Baking was her specialty and I can nonetheless image her status over the sink, coring and peeling apples for her French apple cake.

I didn’t assume to get her recipe again then, but this cake made with chunks of candy apples nestled in a tender, buttery rum cake is quite near what I remember. Like so many French dwelling baking recipes, it's the essence of simplicity.
What you’ll must make French Apple Cake

how to make french apple cake

Be certain to elect baking apples for this recipe. Baking apples grasp their form whilst baked, so the chunks of fruit won’t develop into applesauce within the oven. Tart-sweet varietals resembling Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Jonagold are all nice options. Feel loose to mix other sorts for a extra nuanced flavor.
How To Make French Apple Cake

how to make french apple cake

Begin by using means of combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. No must sift; simply whisk well.

how to make french apple cake

Set aside. Then, within the bowl of an electrical mixer, cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.

how to make french apple cake

Add the eggs one at a time.

how to make french apple cake

Beat within the vanilla extract and rum.

how to make french apple cake

It will appear somewhat grainy at this point; that’s okay.

how to make french apple cake

Add the dry ingredients.

how to make french apple cake

Mix till simply combined.

how to make french apple cake

Add the chopped apples.

how to make french apple cake

Use a rubber spatula to fold the apples into the batter.

how to make french apple cake

Have a 9-inch springform pan greased or a 9-inch cake pan greased, lined with parchment, and greased again.

how to make french apple cake

Scrape the batter into the ready pan or even the top.

how to make french apple cake

Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.

how to make french apple cake

Bake the cake for about 40 minutes, till golden and crisp on top.

how to make french apple cake

Serve warm or room temperature, plain or with frivolously sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

french apple cake
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With chunks of candy apples nestled in a smooth and buttery rum cake, this French apple cake is the essence of simplicity.
Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
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Ingredients

    1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling over cake
    2 big eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons darkish rum
    2 baking apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I like Honeycrisp, Fuji or Granny Smith)
    Confectioners' sugar (optional), for decorating cake

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform or standard cake pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray. If utilizing a standard cake pan, line the backside of the pan with parchment paper and grease again.
    In a small bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder and salt.
    Using a hand-held mixer with beaters or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar till pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating effectively and scraping down the aspects of the bowl after every addition. Beat within the vanilla and rum. Don't fear if the batter seems grainy at this point; that is okay. Add the flour combination and blend on low velocity till simply combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold within the chopped apples.
    Scrape the batter into the ready pan or even the top. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes, or till the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on a rack. Run a blunt knife round the rims of the cake. If utilizing a springform pan, take away the sides. If utilizing a standard cake pan, intently invert the cake onto the rack, take away the parchment paper, then gently flip the cake over and vicinity right-side-up on a platter. Using a advantageous sieve, filth with Confectioners' sugar (if using). Cake could be served warm or room temperature, plain or with frivolously sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
    Freezer Friendly Instructions: The cake could be frozen for as much as 3 months. After it's fully cooled, disguise it tightly with aluminum foil or freezer wrap. Thaw overnight at the countertop earlier than serving.

Nutrition Information

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    Per serving (8 servings)
    Calories:
    279
    Fat:
    13g
    Saturated fat:
    8g
    Carbohydrates:
    35g
    Sugar:
    22g
    Fiber:
    2g
    Protein:
    3g
    Sodium:
    66mg
    Cholesterol:
    77mg


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