With chunks of tart Granny Smith apples nestled in this moist cake, this French Apple Cake is the essence of simplicity.
An apple cake called tarte tatin is an upside-down apple pie, very popular in France. According to the Larousse Gastronomique, it was created by the sisters Tatin and democratized in their restaurant “Lamotte-Beuvron” in the 19th century.
Easy Moist French Apple Cake
Experience the perfect blend of juicy apples, a delicate texture that will transport you straight to a charming French patisserie. Don’t miss out on this incredible treat and let your taste buds say ‘Oui!’ to French Apple Cake!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Resting Time: 3 hours
- Cook Time: 75 minutes
- Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings depending on size 1x
- Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
- Method: Moderate
- Cuisine: French
- 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.
- Peel your apples and cut them into wedges and slice them 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, and 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 of batter, add 16 g (2 Tbsp) of flour and mix to combine.
- Pour this mixture over the batter into 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.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Beverley from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 409
- Sugar: 31.2 g
- Sodium: 138.8 mg
- Fat: 24.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 45.9 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 3.8 g
- Cholesterol: 56 mg
Keywords: french apple cake recipe, easy french apple cake, french apple cake, apple-based cake
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