French Apple Cake No Rum
When was apple cake invented? Yes, it originated in England and the first written apple pie recipe goes back to 1381. It was printed by Geoffrey Chaucer and included apples, figs, raisins, pears, and a pastry shell (but no sugar).
- 3 Granny Smith apples
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 146 g all-purpose flour divided thus 130g + 16 g (1 cup + 2 Tbsp)
- 236 g white sugar divided, thus 220 + 14 g (1 cup + 1 Tbsp)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolk
- 250 ml (1 cup) vegetable oil
- 250 ml (1 cup) whole milk
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Prepare a 23cm round baking pan with parchment paper.
Grease with cooking spray. (It is preferable if you use a springform pan so it will be easier to remove the cake. My daughter does not own one, so I used an oval pie dish.
Peel your apples. Cut into wedges and slice into about 1/8 cm each. Place in a bowl or shallow dish.
Add lemon juice. Microwave on medium-high for about 3 minutes or until soft, but not mushy. Set aside to cool down.
In another bowl, add 130g (1 cup) of flour, 220g (1 cup) of white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, add milk, oil, whole egg. Add dry ingredients to this wet mixture and stir to combine well.
Take 1 cup of this mixture and place it in another bowl. Set aside.
To the remaining batter, add 2 egg yolks and mix to combine.
Gently mix the apples and transfer them to the prepared pan. Set aside.
To the bowl with 1 cup batter, add 16 g (2 Tbsp) of flour and mix to combine.
Pour this mixture over the batter in the baking pan.
Evenly top with the 14 g (1 Tbsp) white sugar.
Bake for 1 hour & 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Make sure to turn the pan halfway through baking.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
Run a knife on the edges and transfer the cake to a cooling rack.
Make sure to move the cake carefully as the cake is still soft. Cool completely for about 2-3 hours.
Sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 7999Total Fat 586gSaturated Fat 121gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 439gCholesterol 682mgSodium 4261mgCarbohydrates 433gFiber 1gSugar 48gProtein 268g
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