Simple apple cake recipe

This apple cake recipe is inspired from David Lebovitz blog. Trust him and resist the temptations to add cinnamon. I didn’t know until now, how much elegance can be in using rum in an apple cake. And I am not a rum fun, definitely not! But this recipe changed my mind. It’s like I’ve taken a french cooking class with Dorie Greenspan. Because she teached me so much with such a simple recipe.

So enjoy an authentic french apple cake with rum.

Simple apple cake recipe


  • 3/4 cup (110 gr)  flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large apples (if possible,  a mix of varieties)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150 gr) sugar
  • 3 tablespoon dark rum (rum essence will do)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons (115 gr) butter, melted and cooled at room temperature

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.

Prepare an 8- or 9-inch (20-23cm) tart pan. Butter and dust it with flour.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Peel and core the apples, then dice them into 1-inch (3cm) pieces.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar, until creamy. Add in the rum and vanilla.

Simple apple cake recipe

Add in the rum and vanilla.

Whisk in half of the flour mixture, then gently stir in half of the melted butter. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the butter.

Simple apple cake recipe

Fold in the apple cubes until they’re well-coated with the batter.

Simple apple cake recipe

Pour the dough in the prepared pan.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Simple apple cake recipe

Simple apple cake recipe

Serve warm with powder sugar and a cup of tea.

Simple apple cake recipe

I baked this cake in a tart pan.  because I wanted a nice typically tart edge. But you can bake it in any cake form that you have.

Enjoy! It tastes fabulous!

Simple apple cake recipe

Recipe from Dorie Greenspan recipe book: Around my french table.

Mandarin cake recipe

I love this fresh mandarin cake with a cup of tea and a good book.

This recipe requires whipping egg whites. Please don’t freak out. It’s so easy, just take one step at a time and you’ll end up with the most flavored cake of the season.


150 g sugar
3 eggs
100 g butter, melted and slightly cooled
100 ml . . . → Read More: Mandarin cake recipe

Pumpkin pecan bread recipe

Looking for a very simple pumpkin recipe? Here it is, all spicy and full of flavor.

Ingredients for simple pumpkin bread:

1 cup toasted chopped pecans ( I used walnuts, toasted for 5-7 minutes into the oven)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar (I used only two cups, it’s a little too sweet this recipe)
4 large eggs
1 can pure . . . → Read More: Pumpkin pecan bread recipe

Apricot muffins recipe


7 apricots
125 g sugar
3 eggs
140 g flour
125 g butter, at room temperature
5 tbl almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.

In another bowl, beat butter with sugar and add the eggs, one at a time.

Mix in the dry ingredients. Finally add the apricots, cut into small pieces.

Pour the batter into the prepared . . . → Read More: Apricot muffins recipe

Chocolate Pudding Cookies with M&M candies


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 box vanilla or chocolate instant pudding mix (or any other flavour, I used bitter chocolate)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup M&M candies

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

In a large bowl, beat the butter . . . → Read More: Chocolate Pudding Cookies with M&M candies