French Apple Cake

In my house, apples are a staple fruit year-round. Of course, they are not always eaten when they should be and, throughout the year, I end up having to try out all kinds of apple recipes so that none are put to waste. French Apple Cake.3

And this recipe is definitely a way to put apples to good use! It is light and sweet, while also being loaded with layers and layers of thinly cut apples. French Apple Cake.5

It has a soft crunch on the outer layer, similar to that of a bakery-style muffin, and is soft on the inside. A little bit of rum and vanilla also perfectly complement the apples for amazing flavor. French Apple Cake.6 French Apple Cake.1 French Apple Cake.4 French Apple Cake.2

French Apple Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 4 to 6 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  5. 3 eggs, room temperature
  6. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  7. 4 tbsp rum
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. 12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour an 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a larger bowl, whip the eggs until frothy. Whisk in the sugar, then the rum and vanilla.
  4. Alternately add the flour and melted butter to the egg mixture. Start and end by adding the flour.
  5. Fold in the apple slices.
  6. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes, though you may have to add or reduce time depending on how many apples were added to the cake batter.
  7. All the cake to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!
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