Sunday, September 25, 2016

French Apple Cake #Recipe for #BookClub Week @PegCochran

I love book clubs, don't you?  And I love dessert.  So book club + dessert = the perfect combination!

I found this recipe online at Laylita's blog and I had to try it.  I couldn't believe a cake could be this simple--the most time consuming part is peeling the apples!  The recipe apparently comes from her husband's aunt who lives in the south of France.  As complicated as some French pastries are, they also have a skill for creating simple desserts that showcase fruit in season.


6 ounces of sugar 
6 ounces of flour 
3 large eggs 
3 large apples, peeled and cut in small chunks 

Measure out the sugar and flour. I loved this way of baking--it's much easier to be precise. My scale is old but serviceable--I am sure there are more high-tech versions out there.

Peel the apple and cut into small chunks. I find it's easiest to slice the sides off the apple rather than coring it.

Mix the sugar and eggs in an electric mixer for approximately two minutes.

Add the flour and stir with a flat wooden spoon.  Batter will be thick.

Add the apples.

Pour into a nine inch pie plate. 

Bake at 400 degrees for five minutes, reduce temperature to 360 degrees and bake for approximately another 30 minutes.

To celebrate Book Club Week, I am giving away a copy of No Farm, No Foul--the first book in my brand new Farmer's Daughter series! Just leave a comment to be entered!


  1. Love the apple cake recipe; and the book sounds like a fabulous read!

  2. Looking forward to trying the apple cake recipe. I'm a farmer's daughter and I love mysteries. I'd love to win. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

  3. Sounds absolutely delicious. for fall and easy too. I think you are right about showcasing the fruit! Thank!

  4. Simple still works! And you are so right about having a scale--I don't know what I did without it. Or my cranked apple peeler, which makes peeling apples fun!

    1. I may have to get one of those apple peelers! Hubby's favorite dessert is apple crisp although I can usually convince him to be my apple peeler!

  5. Mmm, yum! Just last night I was talking with someone about the most basic recipe recipes tasting the best. Sometimes you just don't need to improve on them!

    1. The cake is not very sweet and would even be good for breakfast with a cup of coffee. As a matter of fact, that's what hubby had for his breakfast--two pieces.

  6. Yes please!! I'm dying to get my hands on that book! Im going to share this recipe with my mother in law. I love how the apple looks when cut! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and your generosity!

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