This French Apple Cake recipe is a game-changer. It’s super easy to make, requires just a handful of ingredients, and is a hit with both kids and adults. My kids ask for seconds every time I make this! Its moist, fluffy texture and cozy apple flavour make it the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Whether you’re entertaining guests, celebrating a special occasion, or just craving a sweet treat, this recipe will surely impress. So why not channel your inner baker and whip up a batch of this delicious French apple cake? Your family will thank you for it!

All you need are some basic pantry staples and a few fresh apples, and you’re good to go. Plus, it’s a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen – they’ll love helping you peel and slice the apples. And the best part? It tastes absolutely delicious! 

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

Using fresh apples for this cake adds a delicious flavour and has numerous health benefits. Apples are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre, making them a great addition to any diet. Plus, apples have been shown to have numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, improving digestive health, and boosting the immune system. So not only is French apple cake a delicious dessert option, but it’s also a great way to incorporate the health benefits of fresh apples into your diet.

So let’s get baking!

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This French apple cake is a heavenly dessert bursting with sweet, fragrant apple flavour. With its tender crumb and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture, every bite is a delightful experience that's sure to leave you craving more.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup full-fat milk
  • 4 small apples: peel, core and slice into thin slices
  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 lemon


    1. Preheat your oven to 340°F
    2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk.
    3. Add two eggs, butter and milk to the dry mix until everything is mixed well and there are no lumps.
    4. Mix in 3/4 of the apple slices until they are covered with the mixture.
    5. Grease a nonstick round cake pan mould.
    6. Pour the mixture into the greased cake pan mould, then place the remaining apples on top of the cake mixture.
    7. Put in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes (check that cake is fully cooked in the middle by testing with a wooden toothpick/it may be longer depending on your oven).
    8. Now for the glace, mix the butter, egg, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add zest of one lemon.
    9. Remove the cake from the oven, pour the icing all over it, ensure all sides are covered, and place it back in the oven for an extra 15 minutes.
    10. Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
    11. Place in a serving plate, cut, and enjoy!
Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

Here is how I sliced my apples.

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

This is how the cake looked after it was cooked and before the icing was added.

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

This is the icing on the cake before returning to the oven for the last 15 minutes.

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

The cake was plated after it came out of the oven.

Delicious French Apple Cake Recipe

A delicious slice of French Apple Cake.

This is such an easy and delicious cake. The kids ask me to make it all the time!

If you end up trying this recipe, let me know your thoughts!