French Apple Cake

delicious apple cake with a caramel topping
French Apple Cake
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Ingredients

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For the topping
¾ cups Sugar
2 tbsp Water
3 Apples sliced thinly
½ tsp Cinnamon
For the cake
¾ cups Sugar
1 cup Butter at room temperature
1 cup All-purpose flour
½ tsp Baking soda
4 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
3 Large eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
Cooking spray

Nutritional information

618
calories
30,1g
fat
86,6g
carbohydrates
5,5g
protein
146mg
cholesterol
312mg
sodium
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    Ingredients
    • For the topping

    • For the cake

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    My French Apple Cake recipe is a take on a classic upside down cake. Everyone knows that French cooking is the pinnacle of world cuisine. This apple cake recipe features French cooking techniques that elevate it from simplicity to decadence.

    Start by making a simple caramel – the French way (using only sugar and water). Place this in the bottom of a springform baking pan and arrange apple slices on top. Make a traditional sponge using sugar, butter, eggs, flour, and add the secret ingredient: cream cheese! Bake in the oven and once it has cooled, invert the baking pan and turn it out. You’ll have a delicious sponge with caramelized apples on top! 

    To make French Apple Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

    French Apple Cake Recipe-How To Make French Apple Cake-Delicious French Apple Cake

    So, how to make French Apple Cake?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven and prepare a pan

    Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease a 9 inch pan with cooking spray.

    2
    Done
    3

    Make caramel

    Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat without stirring. Swirl the saucepan often to prevent burning. When the caramel is a golden brown color, remove from the heat but continue swirling until the mixture until it stops bubbling.

    3
    Done
    5

    Pour caramel into the pan

    Pour the caramel into the bottom of the baking pan. Place the apple slices on the caramel in a circular pattern. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top and set to one side.

    4
    Done
    2

    Cream the butter and sugar

    Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy and light.

    5
    Done
    2

    Add cream cheese

    Add the cream cheese and continue beating until smooth.

    6
    Done
    3

    Add eggs

    Add each egg one at a time. Beat well after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as required.

    7
    Done
    3

    Sift the flour and baking soda

    Sift the flour and baking soda by sifting them into the butter mixture and beating until the batter just comes together.

    8
    Done
    2

    Put the batter in the pan

    Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out over the apples and caramel.

    9
    Done
    40

    Bake

    Bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

    10
    Done
    30

    Leave to cool

    Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes in the pan before inverting it onto a serving plate.

    11
    Done

    Serve

    Serve the cake warm with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

    This French Apple Cake is delicious and slightly unusual thanks to the addition of caramel. If you make this one, post some pics online! Just don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes.

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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    Athina

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