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.

Ingredients

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!


51 comments:

  1. Love the apple cake recipe; and the book sounds like a fabulous read! EMS591@aol.com

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  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.

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  3. Sounds absolutely delicious. for fall and easy too. I think you are right about showcasing the fruit! Thank!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  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!

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    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!

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  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!

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    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.

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  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!

    Bec
    Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. I can't wait to try your new series. suefosteratnetzero.net

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  8. Would love to share this book with my mom. This looks just like the kind of story she enjoys reading.

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  9. This recipe looks so easy, which I adore.
    Yes, I can imagine our book club eating a piece of this apple cake during our book discussion. Thank you for the recipe and your generous giveaway.

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  10. I think I may have to try this recipe today! Thank you!

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  11. I love the cover of this book,I would love to win this book.The cake looks great

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  12. I love the cover of this book,I would love to win this book.The cake looks great

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  13. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Yummy cake for fall. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love this recipe, Peg, and have just printed it out to make. Happy book club week. XO MJ/VA

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  15. Every fall I make apple cake for the high holiday meals. Delectable recipe. The book would be greatly enjoyed. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I love apple acake. This recipe looks so easy that I think I'll try it.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  17. Lovely!
    Maybe a dusting of cinnamon sugar on top?
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, you could dress it up in a lot of ways I thought--powdered sugar, a dab of whipped cream, even ice cream. You can also use other fruit in it.

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  18. I love the apple cake recipe! It looks yummy to eat! I love baking myself. The book looks awesome to read! Thank you for a chance to win

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  19. Such a simple recipe that looks delicious. I like this series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  20. Love simple recipes, great to throw together quickly when company comes or you just want something to snack on. Thank you for the recipe and congrats on you new series!

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    1. Oops, forgot the email
      momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  21. Easy desserts are a blessing for me as we get a lot of last minute or unexpected company. I have to be prepared at all times to have a cake or pie made quickly. I have a similar cake recipe that I use with blueberries and it isn't very sweet, but adding cinnamon sugar on top or sweetened whipped cream is perfect for a dessert and as is for a breakfast food. I would absolutely love to become the recipient of your new book; what a great cover; a pick up and buy cover at the book store for sure. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Cynthia B.
    ceblain AT tmlponline DOT net

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  22. That cake looks good. I have the easiest apple cake recipients ever. When I want apple cake I just ask my boyfriend to bake one. The two things he bakes are that and chocolate cake.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  23. Thank you for the recipe Peg. I think my hubs will like it. No Farm, No Foul is on my wish list so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win. sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  24. simple AND good. perfect. and thank you for the chance, too.

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  25. I would to win this lovely giveaway. Reading is my favorite hobby!

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  26. What a great recipe for apple season in Michigan. I'm really looking forward to reading "No Farm No Fowl", I especially want to read because the story is set in my home state of Michigan and sounds like the beginning of a great new series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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