French Apple Cake

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A dear friend sent me this recipe a while back. And seeing rum in the recipe got me hyped up a little (I love liquor in desserts! =D), but I didn’t really find the time to try this until recently when I realize we had tons of apples in the house!

Sprinkle on some sugar before putting it into the oven to bake gives the cake a lovely crust at the top!

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Serve it with a scope of vanilla ice cream and it tastes absolutely heaven!

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Taking a bite into the cake and ice cream! YUMZ!

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French Apply Cake (Source: Once Upon A Chef)

Ingredients
125g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
115g unsalted butter, at room temperature
135g castor sugar, plus more for sprinkling over cake
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp dark rum
2 sweet baking apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.

4. Beat in the vanilla and rum. Don’t worry if the batter looks grainy.

5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.

6. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped apples.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of sugar.

8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Allow the cake to cool until just warm. Run a blunt knife around the edges of the cake and unmould.

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