Friday, October 29, 2010

FFwD - Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

Welcome the the last recipe of October for the new French Fridays cooking group.  If you haven't got Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook, Around My French Table, I hope it's on your holiday wish list.  So far, each recipe has been straightforward, foolproof really, and delicious.

The first dessert we tackle is a lovely French apple cake.  As you'll see from my slice, there's more apple than batter.  But it holds together and is moist and tasty.

The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of dark rum.  I used two and, coupled with Ginger Gold apples, the cake had a good balance of sweet and spicy.

This recipe can be found at Epicurious, but it's not too late to buy the book and cook along with us on Fridays!

21 comments:

  1. I have never had ginger gold apples, but they sound so delicious. Your photos are lovely!

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  2. Your cake is beautiful! I used a little less rum myself, because I thought it might taste too 'boozy,' but the rum flavor was so nice in this. Wasn't it good?

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  3. Clivia That is so pretty. The lighting on your pictures are so nice. I'm jealous. Great post. B

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  4. Your cake looks absolutely perfect. I love the golden color. I don't think I have ever tried a Ginger Gold apple. They sound yummy.

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  5. Your cake looks like it turned out perfectly. I prefer pie, but love making different things like this. Great photos.

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  6. Your cake looks golden and perfect. I omitted rum, but after reading several posts on it, I think I will try adding it next time.

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  7. Your cake looks great and the photos are lovely!

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  8. so beautiful! this was a great month of baking & cooking, eh?

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  9. Your cake looks amazing! I adored this recipe!
    Beautiful pics!

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  10. Lovely photos! I skipped this one because I made the TWD pie - I need more mouths to feed!

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  11. What beautiful photos, Clivia! I love your cake, and a cake with more apple than cake sounds perfect! I plan to make mine tomorrow...I hope!

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  12. This cake is a winner and your photo proves it. It makes me wish I still had some to eat.

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  13. Mmm, looks appl-icious! I cut back on the rum too. I do love it in sweets, but 3 T seemed like too much.

    Nice work, your cake looks wonderful.

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  14. Your photos are beautiful, and so is your cake! I used Amaretto instead of rum this time.

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  15. Your cake looks wonderful. I underbaked my first attempt. =( Going to try again today, I think.

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  16. Oh so pretty a cake and made more beautiful with the delicate flowers!!
    I love this recipe too and looks like u have a perfectly turned out cake!!

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  17. What a beautiful cake and garnish!

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  18. That is so pretty, I think this is one of the prettiest I have seen...you did great with this recipe!

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