French Apple Cake- Gâteau aux pommes


When my children were in middle school and studying French, their homework was sometimes to make a French recipe.  This easy cake was one of those delicious homework assignments, simple enough for a 5th grader!  Usually this homework was pulled out from the bottom of the backpack, in a crumpled mess, often at bedtime, with a desperate:  “Sorry I forgot to tell you but I have to make this by tomorrow, mom!”  How I long for those days again.


1 cup of sugar

3 eggs

1 3/4 c unbleached flour

3 t baking powder

1 T melted unsalted butter

1 lb apples(about 2 cups), peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks

Preheat oven to 425F.  Grease an 8 inch pan and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.

Beat the sugar and eggs together.  Mix the flour and baking powder together and gradually add to the eggs and sugar.  Mix in the melted butter. Stir in the apples by hand.   Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes on the middle rack.

Turn the cake over onto a serving plate and peel away the parchement paper. Enjoy warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or ice cream, if desired.  Bon appétit!



9 thoughts on “French Apple Cake- Gâteau aux pommes

  1. Merci pour la recette , j adore les pommes ..j aime beaucoup ta presentatation aussi tout a l air succulent ..

  2. What a yummy quick recipe! The heart-shaped end product is so adorable. I LOVE the white plate that you displayed it on, it almost looks like it could also serve as a bowl.

  3. What a good and patient Mommy you were to help fulfill those eleventh hour requests!!! I can understand, though, why you’d miss those days. Those were days filled with love and innocence that only young ones can exude in the way they do.

    The recipe seems easy, and the cake looks scrumptious!!!

  4. Pingback: All About Apples | French Gardener Dishes

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