Apple Cake

This apple cake is delicious, loaded with apples with a hint of rum…perfect for the afternoon tea or coffee.

– Where did I see this recipe?

I have wanted to make this cake since I saw it at Zaza’s blog…and today I am sharing it with you.  The cake is pretty simple to put together, the only laborious step is the peeling and cutting the apples, other than that it is a piece of cake.

– How does the cake taste?

The cake has a quite dense crumb with a lovely hint of rum, the tartness of the apples combined with the sweetness of the cake is delicious especially accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee. I pretty much follow the recipe from Zaza only cut down a little of the sugar in the cake batter.

Oh, instead of one 8-inch round pan I poured the batter into 2 small pans (6-inch and 4.5-inch), to give my neighbor.

– Let’s go to the recipe…


  • 125 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g sugar, plus more for sprinkling over cake
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 small honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
  • Confectioners’ sugar for decorating cake


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Line the bottom and the side of the springform pan with parchment paper.

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

Using a handled mixer with beaters 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.

Beat in the vanilla and rum. The batter will look grainy, add the flour mixture and mix gently until just combined. Add the apples and fold into the batter with a rubber spatula.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans and even the top. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the form, peel of the parchment paper and let the cakes cool on a rack.

Dust with Confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

– More recipes with apples?

If you enjoy this recipe with apple you might want to take a look at Simple Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream recipe.

Did you know that apples promote healthy in many ways? Apples contain high fiber content and it is a good source of vitamin C, polyphenols which can help fighting weight, cholesterol and heart disease.

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  1. angiesrecipes November 19, 2018 at 9:17 PM - Reply

    I adore apple cakes! Yours looks really moist and tasty with all those chunky apples.

  2. Susan November 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM - Reply

    Your cake looks so moist and delicious, Juliana! I must try it soon.

  3. lisaiscooking October 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM - Reply

    I make a similar apple cake, and I love the rum in it. Looks fabulous!

  4. Karen (Back Road Journal) October 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM - Reply

    I saw Zaza’s cake and thought it would be great with a cup of tea. I noticed a different color in the cakes that the two of you prepared. I curious, do you think it was from using less sugar?

    • Juliana October 26, 2018 at 1:14 PM - Reply

      Hi Karen, maybe the color is different due to less caramelization of the sugar, or the less baking time, I really don’t know…sorry…

  5. Healthy World Cuisine October 24, 2018 at 6:30 AM - Reply

    Chunks of apples and rum make this cake super flavorful and so moist. Would love a slice with an afternoon cuppa!

  6. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness October 23, 2018 at 7:50 PM - Reply

    I love apples in a cake. This looks really delicious.

  7. John / Kitchen Riffs October 23, 2018 at 3:26 PM - Reply

    Apples make a terrific cake! Add rum to the mix, and wow! This must be wonderful — looks terrific. Thanks!

  8. Abbe@This is How I Cook October 22, 2018 at 8:32 PM - Reply

    This does sound good! Apples and rum are so perfect together…especially in cake!

  9. gloria roa October 22, 2018 at 2:56 PM - Reply

    I love apple pies andthis looks absolutely delicious !!

  10. Liz October 22, 2018 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    Oh, boy! I love apple cake and yours looks spectacular! Love all those chunks of apple and the moist cake!

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