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French Apple Cake Recipe

Hello decor8 readers! It’s me Emilie again. Twice in one day, it’s a treat for me but a bigger treat for you because I have a delicious recipe to share from my father that I told you about last month… So many of you (nearly 100!) wrote in requesting it so here is the recipe for apple cake from our French kitchen here in Paris.

Playing With Food: Mellow Yellow

This is your list from the grocery store, you will need:

2 eggs
3 apples
100 grams of sugar
100 grams of flour
15 cubes of sugar
50 grams butter
50 grams of oil
1 packet of yeast

In a mold, place 15 cubes of sugar. Put this dish over a fire, and let the sugar melt to form a caramel. Be careful – it is hot! Turn the mold so that the caramel spreads well. Peel and cut the apples into chunks, put them in the mold. Mix all other ingredients and arrange on apples. Bake at 180 ° C for 35 to 40 minutes.

That’s it!

Playing With Food: Mellow Yellow

Playing With Food: Mellow Yellow


(images: emilie griottes)

Posted by decor8 in Recipes on October 30, 2012

Your comments...

  1. CASA E COSE commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 2:43pm

    oh sounds so yummi with vanilla cream sause on the side…yes!
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  2. Julia commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:06pm

    This recipe seems really good! And your pictures are beautiful, as usual… ;-)
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  3. guada commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:17pm

    Emilie thanks you for sharing! I was one of the requesters!!!!!
    One doubt is how much yeast does your package weights? could we replace it by baking powder?
    thanks a lot

  4. María commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:24pm

    I love it!!
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  5. Yelle commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:37pm

    Looks absolutely scrumptious!
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  6. Suze commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:50pm

    Thank you! I can’t wait to try it!

  7. Andreia commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 4:52pm

    I’ll try it for sure!

  8. bethania commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:14pm

    yummy, yes. Please let’s know the kind and amount of yeast. The only yeast in package I know is for the bread. Which kind are you using? Thank you.
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  9. tina commented
    October 31st, 2012 at 12:37am

    looks so tasty! i will try this cake
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  10. anastasia commented
    October 31st, 2012 at 1:10am

    this looks delicious and very indlugent…yum!

  11. Jenni commented
    November 7th, 2012 at 11:01pm

    I think I got a date with an apple cake this weekend. :-) Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Cake Tin commented
    December 19th, 2012 at 11:24am

    It looks delicious! I’d quite like to know how much yeast as I’ve never put it into a dessert before and wouldn’t want to over do it! :-) I’m guessing a small 10g packet? Is it the same as the yeast used in bread?

  13. Gabriela commented
    February 12th, 2013 at 8:53pm


    I must make this cake. It looks delicious!

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  14. Houda commented
    April 17th, 2013 at 11:26am

    Thank you for sharing this, i will try it, it looks yummy.

  15. Linda`Deal commented
    January 13th, 2014 at 12:41am

    I do not see a response regarding the amount or size of yeast package even though three people have inquired? Please provide weight of yeast packet.

  16. Mia commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 8:56pm

    That was one great cake Emilie.
    I can recommend serving it with vanilla ice on the top… Wauuuw is all i can say.. :-)
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  17. Christian Rasmussen commented
    April 26th, 2015 at 11:14pm

    It looks delicious that applecake. Here in Denmark we have a proud tradition of making apple pies and apple cakes.
    Sometimes we just use breadcrumbs, whipped cream and mushy apples.

    Best regards

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