Frangipane Apple Cake

This is the per­fect time of the year to make an apple cake! This par­tic­u­lar apple cake has a lit­tle some­thing that makes it extra deli­cious: frangi­pane! This sweet almond paste with a light rum fla­vor per­fect­ly com­ple­ments the gold­en apples, which makes for a one-of-a-kind cake. Enjoy!

apple frangipane cake

Recipe

You can find the recipe in French here. The French recipe uses rum liquor, but I chose to sub­sti­tute with Imi­ta­tion Rum Extract. Though it crossed my mind to com­plete­ly bypass the rum, I am real­ly glad I did­n’t, because the rum fla­vor is real­ly what makes the cake!

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Apple Frangi­pane Cake
apple frangipane cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 45 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the cake bat­ter
For the frangi­pane
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 45 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the cake bat­ter
For the frangi­pane
apple frangipane cake
Instruc­tions
Mak­ing the cake bat­ter
  1. Mix the flour with the bak­ing pow­der and gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar. Make a well and in the cen­ter of the well, pour the yogurt, the melt­ed but­ter (pre­vi­ous­ly melt­ed for 1 minute in the microwave), and the whisked eggs. Mix all ingre­di­ents, and pour the bat­ter in a cake pan.
    cake mix
Mak­ing the frangi­pane
  1. Mix the soft­ened but­ter with the gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar. Add the almond flour, the egg, the rum extract, and the almond extract. Mix all ingre­di­ents. Pour the mix­ture on top of the cake bat­ter in the cake pan.
Bring­ing it all togeth­er
  1. Peel the apples and cut them into slices. Place the apple slices on top of the frangi­pane cake.
    apples on top of cake
  2. Bake in oven for 45 min­utes at 350 degrees Fahren­heit.
  3. Option­al: sprin­kle pow­dered sug­ar on the cake for dec­o­ra­tion.
Recipe Notes

Please note: The French recipe calls for 1 lit­tle pack (=11g or 0.38 oz.) of French bak­ing pow­der. I find Amer­i­can bak­ing pow­der much stronger-act­ing than French bak­ing pow­der, so I chose to only use 5g or 0.17 oz. of US Bak­ing Pow­der, and it turned out per­fect. I am point­ing this out, because if you want to use French bak­ing pow­der, use 1 lit­tle pack of it (11g or 0.38oz.; and not 5g or 0.17oz).

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