French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake

  • Author: Lindsey Bell


This recipe was simple and straightforward, which is one of the main reasons I bookmarked it.



  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Heavily butter an 8- or 9-inch springform pan and place it on a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Peel and core the apples, then dice them into 1/2 inch pieces.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy then whisk in the sugar and vanilla. Whisk in half of the flour mixture, then gently stir in half of the melted butter.
  6. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the butter.
  7. Fold in the apple cubes until they’re well-coated with the batter and scrape them into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top a little with a spatula.

  8. Bake the cake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen the cake from the pan and carefully remove the sides of the cake pan, making sure no apples are stuck to it.