Biscuits, Cookies & Cakes French Morning/Afternoon Tea

French Apple Cake

A perfect way to use up apples this French Apple Cake will never disappoint. It is super easy to make, moist and delicious.

This has become my go-to cake for impromptu morning or afternoon teas or to take to a friend’s place.


French Apple Cake

Fast to make and amazing to eat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Biscuits, Cookies & Cakes
Cuisine French
Servings 8 slices
Calories 302 kcal


  • 125 g butter at room temperature
  • cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes (3½ – 4 cups chopped)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar extra
  • powdered sugar optional, for decorating cake


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and set an oven rack in the middle position.
  • Grease a 9-inch springform or regular cake pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
    If using a regular cake pan, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and grease again.
  • Beat together sugar, butter and vanilla until colour changes.
  • Beat in eggs and mix until combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder and rum and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped apples.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and even the top.
    Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool on a rack in the pan before turning out to cool.
  • Using a fine sieve, dust with powdered sugar.
    Cake can be served warm or room temperature, plain or with lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Freezer Friendly Instructions:
The cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. After it is completely cooled, wrap it tightly with cling wrap and seal it in a ziplock bag.
Thaw overnight before serving.


Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 459IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword afternoon tea, apple cake, apple yoghurt cake, apple yogurt cake, french, morning tea, snack, teacake
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