Hi Mary, peaches should work nicely here too. This is a cake I will make again and again. . I used a combination of white whole wheat flour and almond meal. Definitely will make it again. When your mother in law says it was amazing, you know it is good. I LOVE this cake. Made this for a friend recovering from surgery. Thank you so much. Do you know if the recipe would work well with whole wheat flour or 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour? I made with light rum as we did not have dark and I was surprised at how delicious this cake was–normally a chocolate lover. I’ve made this many times now and have always used rum. I used 3 1/2 cups apples….very easy to make…will make again soon!!! Just finished making it and I’m on my second slice. Many thanks. Thankyou. I l love honey crisp apples in this. I cut the sugar by ¾ and pressed raspberries into the top before baking—it was delicious. best Apple cake recipe so quick to make, it’s my go to recipe now ! Will definitely make it again ! This cake was delicious! It has become my go-to event cake! The other times i made it i don’t remember the apples being a little crisp. The cake looks absolutely delicious! I made this recipe a few weeks ago with a tweak. How would it change if I had to substitute light rum? This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. prior to baking. You can replace the rum with apple juice or apple cider. Hope you enjoy! I make double the recipe each time yet it’s always gone the next day. Use a wire whisk, electric beater, rubber spatula, I followed everything to a T. Made this tonight and I don’t typically like baking. Hi Corinne, a number of readers have commented that they’ve used coconut oil successfully here. “Elegant” “Luscious” “10/10” and “just perfect” according to my family. Perfection- I doubled recipe with exception of sugar, used spelt and oatmeal flour. I have made this cake at least 8 times and it never disappoints. It’s light, buttery and delicious. Can’t wait to dig into it!! Oh my GOD! . So this recipe has become our family’s go-to dessert; so much so that it has sparked an apple cake cook-off in the extended family. A keeper for sure. I’ve made it both with and without the rum, and the flavour is much more complex with the rum, but doesn’t taste like alcohol at all. Hi Tam, I’ve never made a gluten-free version of this, but a number of readers have commented that they have and have been happy with the results. It is easy to put together as well. Hi Cindy, you can substitute 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 2-1/2 tablespoons apple juice. Regards, from Pakistan. Otherwise, I’m a fan. This is most delicious apple cake ever, this recipe is so good .I am going to treasure this recipe. I tried several varieties of rum–all are good, but I actually prefer coconut rum the best. I suggest to double this recipe- it disappeared tooo quickly))) From Russia with love. Easy for even the most novice baker. I used Flor de Cana rum we bought on our last trip to Nicaragua, so tasty; it turned out beautiful. I would assume many baking recipes would also work with some kind of egg substitute. This recipe is so simple but produces a deliciously elegant cake. I have made this 3 times now, I added half the ingredients again to make a bigger cake, and it is superb. The cake was amazing!! Thanks so much, Jenn. Mixed in orange zest. Hi Sophie, I’d stick with the regular granulated sugar here – sorry! Made this cake today because the grandson took one bite of two apples and then tried to put them back into the basket so I had to use them. Thanks for the reply. Thanks so much. Hi Trudy, glad you like the cake! This has become my favorite cake! So so easy to make! Only 33 minutes in my oven. Try it you’ll love it. Now will be looking for new recipes to try on Once Upon a Chef. Thanks! 80g of xylitol to replaced normal sugar and 3.5 apples i had in my pantry, granny smith x 1, royal gala x 2 and 1/2 pink lady. The first thing you want to do is peel and thinly slice granny smith apple and to the apples add in brandy because it smells good and adds lemon juice to prevent it from browning and toss it … Hi Tiff, Feel free to replace the rum with milk or apple cider/juice. For those who don’t keep alcohol in their homes, could you substitute rum flavored extract, and how much? Thank you! This cake was so, so good! I was still surprised at how light and airy the crumb turned out and it has the slight hint of rum! . Oh … My … Goodness! – I have used self-raising gluten-free flour, because that’s what my friend cooked with during her last visit. So, is 3 1/2 to 4 cups of apple just too much? Enjoy! He loved it! Some, but not all, of my recipes have metric conversions; this one does. This is the best cake ever! Can I substitute rum with either of them? Didn’t have 2 apples so made with 1 apple and 1 pear- absolutely delicious! I used Red Label instead of Rum, and no hand mixer, just mixed everything using spatula and hand whisk. When the apples are chopped, they should yield 3.5 – 4 cups. Hi Suzanne, I think that will be a delicious variation – please lmk how it turns out! I thought the cake was delicious, but the rest of the family thought that the rum taste overpowered the cake. French Apple Cake. I will have to buy some more rum though. I could not help myself and added a handful of walnuts. Perhaps these tips may help. Made it many times. It’s all in your head anyway… right? I made a gluten free version and made one with all purpose flour both came out delicious. My 4 year old requested a dessert. Jenn, would you suggest one tbsp if substituting with something like almond extract (for rum)? Thank you! Powdered sugar on top is magical. I think 2 smaller apples would be just right. I also used a smaller springform instead of the recommended 9″ as somehow I didn’t have enough batter. I think it’s a great recipe to use with any fruit in season. Hi Allise, I don’t have any experience at all baking with duck eggs so it’s hard to say – sorry! I’m making another this weekend. I also left the skin on the apples. . I used 1 tsp rum extract instead of the rum (all I had). I used Gold Medal bleached flour could that make a difference? Either way, it’s a delicious, light, elegant way to end a dinner or to just snack on! 1:1 replacement? With only one cup flour, you can make such a masterpiece . This recipe is amazing! Just the right size to take to my book club meetings and for dinner with friends. Thank you for the recipe. My husband loved it as well! ABSOLUTELY the WORST cake in the UNIVERSE! Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8-inch springform pan with butter. This recipe was so easy and is so moist and delicious. Easy to make and super delicious! Hope you enjoy! Any idea how thick it was? I also added a pinch of cinnamon. This French Apple Cake has done the impossible: it rivals my husband’s grandmother’s Apple Cake that is at least 100 years old (and is excellent and simple). Hi Jenn! I’m making another one by request today. I didn’t change a thing in the recipe, no need to, its perfect as is. Hi Jennifer I made this cake twice. My baking powder is still good for 2 yrs before it expires. this sounds wonderful. We finished the whole cake right after it came out from the oven. I’m a Muslim and I don’t take alcohol so instead I replaced the rum with milk and it looks and tastes just perfect. I am happy to hear you enjoyed this French Apple Cake! Share options. This cake was so delicious and easy to make (I’m horrible at baking). Great recipe. Thank you. This is not a heavy cake, and when served with a creamy vanilla ice cream on the side… o.m.G. I was trying to duplicate a family recipe for apple cake. Hope you enjoy! It worked perfectly. My son said he would eat it everyday. I made it for guests, but we had to cancel our dinner. Little effort for big taste!! Going to make it again…like now. Thank you Jenn for sharing your recipes. Perfect. Yes those are all correct. thanks for the recipe, will definitely make it again. Thank you ! My sister is also making it tonight for herself & one for a neighbor. This cake is so easy so simple so presentable it looks like something in the bakery that you would buy and it taste just as good easy fast and it looks like you took hours to make this A+ plus recipe. Recently, I had an apple cake with grated apples in the middle of the cake. I’m thinking about serving this for Easter breakfast!!!! Today I had pears I needed to use and made with pear and amaretto–also wonderful! 10/20/2020 37 Comments I know I’m overdue to write a new post for my blog. I’ll be making this one again for sure! Looking to make for the Rosh Hashanna holiday. To view them, scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. Using up the tail end of last seasons apples! I keep a bottle of dark rum on hand specifically for this recipe. Could I substitute rhubarb for apples in this recipe? Another plus: it was so easy to make. Tip: If you don’t keep rum just buy the little airplane bottle at the liquor store. I have to tell you, the almond extract without the rum and with a couple more small apples made it very moist and even more delicious. Easy and delicious. Hope that helps! Thanks for rejuvenating my memories! Hope that helps! Thank you for the suggestion. Stay tuned on that…. Can you tell me how long to bake 9×13 approximately? I have made this a few times now and it turns out great. If you’d prefer an alternative to that, apple juice or apple cider will work as well. However I do enjoy cinnamon with my apples. Thank you, Jenn. Thank You! Thanks again for all the new additions to my old, stained recipe collection. I love the simplicity of the recipe and, although I love apples, apple pie is just too much effort! The apples, when chopped, should yield 3.5 – 4 cups. We loved it. Since I like lot’s of fruit in my cakes, I used 3 cups of chopped apples for this recipe. Can it be done ahead of time if the cake is cooled and it will sit at their house for 3 – 4 hours before being eaten? This recipe has both: it basically only requires one bowl and one whisk, and is ready to be enjoyed in about 30 minutes. Hi Sylvia, for the best results, I’d stick with granulated sugar here — sorry! Wonderfully simple to make, yet so tasty. Sure, Karen – I think that’d be delicious. That’s what I just did and it’s still in the oven. I just made it and the cake is incredible; fluffy, light, and delicious. I add an extra apple (I usually use Gala), and I use bourbon instead of rum because that’s what I have. I will make this again ! Great recipe! I just used a stick mixer because I’m lazy. I also love the fact that you recipes do not require tons of ingredients like other sites most you have on hand already . Make sure to test oven temperature. Hi Dawn, I probably wouldn’t use blueberries as they can be very tart when baked, which mean you’d need to add sugar to the recipe, which would throw things off a bit. Parfait ! What a light, elegant, lovely cake. It took only about 30 min to cook. I’ve tried several recipes from this site and they have all turned out great. A keeper. Stuck with the recipe and used powdered sugar on top. I am going to make it again tomorrow, but I am going to use the dark rum, because I like the rum flavor. Oh this is good to know as a substitute for the rum, thank you! What would be the best flavor for the whipped cream topping please. C’était excellent, surtout le même jour, et l’ajout de pruneaux était délicieux. Both are great with coffee. of that! Not too sweet. Glad I made two. It was yummy! Thank you! I made the French Apple Cake because I wanted something simple but with a taste of Fall. A roaring success everytime I bake it. Definitely going in the regular dessert rotation. We both like non-sweet sweets, ironically. My mom still cuts me gallon-sized bags of large fuji apples to snack on for a whole week. Thanks for sharing your great recipes and ideas with us! Hi D, The cake gets baked at 350°F/175°C. etc. I halved the ingredients, because we were only 3 of us. Thank you again for existing, I’m going to make more recipes of yours because they remind me of France and its simple touch! Such an easy recipe. I use spiced rum and add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. I removed it from the oven after 35 min. Merci . I have made this cake a few times and I love it, I have used a square tin, and it’s perfect. Here are my slight modifications: 1) double the recipe. I didn’t have any rum in the house so I used my favorite Polish vodka. This was perfect! Hope you enjoy! I have changed quantities, used the same quantity, it’s just amazing, it cannot be better. Didn’t even have time to dust it with powered sugar before it was cut! Jenn, what a fabulous recipe! I was so impressed with how easy it was to put together and the taste, oh my gosh, it is lovely! Hi Jenn, made this tonight – didn’t have rum so used Calvados instead – it turned out fabulous! To retain the moisture I added 1/2 cup sour cream. Hi Katie, I probably wouldn’t add blueberries as they’re very tart when baked, which mean you’d need to add sugar to the recipe, which would throw things off a bit. I have made this several times, and it is wonderful. I made this cake twice in one day! Hi Sian, You can use apple juice or apple cider in place of the rum. YUM! Enjoy! My husband loved it. And, yes, you can use any liqueur you like — Amaretto and Grand Marnier would both be wonderful. I used Granny Smiths. If you’re referring to using cinnamon extract instead of vanilla extract, sure, I think it’s worth a try. Amazing, thank you for your feedback Nora! Wow! My gentleman companion requested this for his birthday over many fancier cakes that I have made…a real winner! Perfect. I made this cake last night. Hi Debbie, It should work; just make sure to grease and flour the pan well so that it comes out nicely. Wonderful Anja, thank you for your feedback! I topped it with fresh whipped cream with a splash of vanilla and a teaspoon of powdered sugar. I would assume many baking recipes would also work with some kind of store-bought egg substitute. By the next morning what was left was soggy and I considered putting it in the bin but decided to rebake it. Delicious. Could this be made into a 3-layer cake with apple filling and buttercream? Thank you, Janet – so glad you are enjoying them! If you try it, please let me know how it turns out. Just tried out this recipe and loved it. Thank you so much for sharing. … Right? Thanks!! I am interested in trying out this cake and bringing it in to work. Cake was only 1 inch high, but it was crunchy on top and very delicious. I believe the Apple Brandy really brought out the apple flavor. Still awesome, easy and impressive every time I make it. Step 1 - Melt the butter in a sauce saucepan and set aside to cool. Incredibly quick, easy, and one of kind. I made this cake and it turn out so delicious that I made it again the following week. I don’t always keep confectioner’s sugar in my kitchen so I just put a bit of white sugar in an electric grinder and voilà! I used Earth Balance vegan butter stick as a replacement for dairy free and used Liberty apples we picked on a farm. I now regret not also going for the ice-cream :-). I used 2.5 medium-to-large Fuji apples and that was almost too many as the batter got lost in the apple chunks. I have made this recipe 3 times. I’m definitely making this all fall. Hi Jenn, Was wondering if you would make any adjustments for high altitude? Also, make sure you ribbon the eggs + sugar together very well: this allows air into the mixture and makes for an airier cake. Hi Joy, Bourbon would be great here if you have that. I used Amaretto/vodka because I didn’t have any rum and it was great! It’s similar to a recipe from a friend who is from Greece. She went home, and after a few attempts, was able to recreate it. I have baked this cake twice in the past 2 days , Helpful and great recipe! I tried it and it was great! Absolutely delicious served warm with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. After it is completely cooled, cover it tightly with aluminum foil or freezer wrap. — finally found the recipe I used to help my host mother make in Belgium when an exchange student. I’d add less sugar next time. If not, can I substitute Apple juice or orange juice? Add in half of the melted butter, gently stir. How’s THAT for a review? Hope you enjoy the cake! Hope you enjoy! We loved it! My wife wants to know if there is any other fruit you would recommend for this cake besides apples. That’s the beauty of cooking Julie Ann, you mix, match, change and experiment, both sweet and savory.The things you like, you repeat, the ones you don’t, you keep changing until you do. Delicious! Love your recipes and aesthetic website! I believe I followed your instructions, however, my version of the cake didn’t rise too much. And it may be helpful for you to know that most of my recipes have conversions to grams. Utterly superb. Moist and delicious, my family loved it. Set aside. Thank you for a really easy and delicious cake. We have an orchard full of cider/eating apples and a little tired of the same old desserts. My stove has just been cleaned and the heat must have been coming from the top, not the bottom of the oven. I look forward to trying it again swapping in apple cider and brandy for the rum. I’ve made this recipe 4 times in the last couple months. Very nice, light cake. For slightly longer storage, you can refrigerate it. It makes the house smell wonderful! I used grand marnier as I didn’t have any rum, and it was sooo good. I have an apple tree that produces Rhode Island Greenings. I’m taking it to the tot Shabbat tonight! I don’t know how well it keeps–that has never been a problem! I also used more than 1 Tbls. Yes, Jenn, I want to make several within the next month and freeze them until I give them as gifts during the Christmas season. The same quantity as the rum? Looks delicious! We just took this out of the oven and couldn’t wait to try it. I don’t really taste the rum now, but maybe that is because I was drinking a rum and coke with dinner :). I don’t like granulated sugar on things, so I left it off and gave it a good dusting of icing sugar instead before serving. bc my toothpick was clean. Hope that helps and that you enjoy if you try any of the other ones. My question is does it have to be dark rum . Thanks in advance. Hi, can the butter be substituted with coconut oil? Hi Jenn! And Happy early birthday . The first time I did not have any rum, and used almond extract instead. So glad to hear it worked out with the self-rising flour! They RAVED about it and couldn’t believe it was gluten free! I also used Bramley apples and Canarian Ron Miel (Honey Rum from the Canary Islands). And, so easy. Pillowy and graceful in texture. I am thinking of swapping out the rum for brandy. You could also get away with doubling it and using a 9 x 13-inch pan. Hope you enjoy! It was quick and easy, and delicious! Oh this was good, this was very good. Sooo easy to make, and came out great. This is a 5+Star recipe! Cruzan Black Strap Rum (an inexpensive dark rum) has worked particularly well. I made some minor changes: I used half the butter, and added half avocado vegan butter, exchanged half the regular flour with whole wheat flour, left the peels on home-grown, unsprayed apples, and sprinkled the top with chopped pistachios and Werther’s Original caramel hard candies that had been ground in the food processor because it is fall, and I was hankering for some caramel apples. We have made this recipe several times and it is wonderful. Such an easy, quick cake to mix up and it brought all those good autumn smells of apple to my kitchen. I’m in UK, but it was easy to convert into grams, found conversion charts on Google. I wound up throwing out 3/4 of the cake because no one in my house would eat it. I made your French Apple Cake yesterday. Will definitely be making this a lot. I don’t have an app under development now, but I’d never say never :). My first cake from scratch ever. This is one of the moistest and delicious cakes I have ever made. Made this today and it was so light, fluffy and tender, dangerously good, could eat the whole thing warm! This apple rum cake was fabulous! This cake was absolutely delicious!! (I think there’s a lot of variation in terms of the size of apples people find at stores.) I shredded my apples, skin on. This cake is so easy to make and tastes really great! I also added a little under a 1/3 c of heavy whipped cream to make it a bit custardy. I will most likely make it a day ahead. if i choose to omit the rum, what else do i add? Hi Craig, I actually do use parchment here but it’s not necessary if using a springform pan. Oldest done requests for birthday. Tastes Amazing and plan to make it again. Thank you, this will be repeated many times. Will make again, I just made this cake, following the recipe exactly and I would give it 10 stars if I could! Simple but yumm and it’s a recipe, I’ve memorized at this point lol. You should be fine sticking with two. Thanks for clarifying! Like in many countries through Fall and Winter, the apple cake is a classic in households. It’s a beautiful cake, so simple and so so delicious. I made this for the first time tonight and everyone loved it! (such as becel). Could I double the recipe and bake in a bunt pan? Can you substitute oil, for the butter, and if so, how much oil ? This is a delightful cake and I’m sure it’s even better with rum! Love the texture of this cake. I whipped up a little cream flavored with DiSaronno Amaretto to dollop on top of the slices, poured us each a cup of coffee and we were in paradise. Thank you for the recipe. So glad you like it! Hope you enjoy! I made this cake for my hubbies birthday. Thank you for sharing! Using a fine sieve, dust with confectioners' sugar (if using). I got a lot of apples given to me so I decided to make this cake and I’m so in love with it! TYIA ! Thanks so much for a precise recipe! So happy you enjoyed it, Ann — and glad you’re feeling well enough to bake! I think this was my first OUAC recipe I made and I kept coming back to it before I really realized how awesome Jen’s recipes are. As usual with anything Jen’s, easy, clear, outstanding! This is now my ‘go to’ apple cake recipe. The recipe is relatively simple which is a HUGE plus. If you like the peel, I think it’s fine to leave it on for things like hearty muffins or crisps with oat/nut toppings, but for delicate cakes, I’d definitely peel. Looking forward to testing another of your recipes soon.. Loved the taste of this cake & how easy it is to prepare but it doesn’t rise to 1-1/2″ after it’s baked. I made a simple caramel sauce to top it however you could use this cake as a base with many various toppings! Absolutely fantastic recipe. Delicious!! Happy baking! Have made this twice in the last two weeks, the first time, having not quite enough apples, adding a pear, the second time using only apples (firm English eating variety). I have made this cake at least a dozen times and no problems! and everyone loved it. I have made it 4 times and it comes out just as good each time. Be sure to use real dark rum like Meyers for the full effect. Is this cake ok for toddlers if we use run? My kids thought it was amazing. Hello, Made this cake exactly following instructions. Really, the recipe is delightful and needs no modifications, but if you do double it please be aware cooking time increases to nearly an hour. I made this, but without the rum as I am not a fan. If not, could you please suggest an alternative cake/dessert using Granny Smith apples that can be served without cream/ice cream ! literally had all of our guests ask for the recipe!!! will try again for Thanksgiving.. maybe use a vanilla bean? This is a great easy recipe. I omitted rum and added apple cider. This recipe is perfect. I have made this twice in 2 weeks and my neighbor, with whom I shared a piece , made it once. But the first time I prepared it the cake turned out flat – didn’t rise at all…. My favorite kind of recipe. My husband and I don’t even like cake, but I had extra Honeycrisp apples and needed a recipe for them. Hi Jenn, I just had a piece of the French Apple Cake, and it was heavenly. Laura. Is there a difference if using white or dark rum? Excellent recipe! Serve nicely with coffee or tea to friends. Made this recipe today and wow it came out perfect! Thank you so much for posting it. Simple and delicious- what’s not to love! Great recipe. Suggestions? Hope you enjoy! I love recipes that work. Once made let sit for a good 30 min. Peel, core and cut the apples into about 1.5cm cubes. I made this cake for the valentine’s day dessert. Additionally, I used 2 Granny Smith Apples and 2 Winesap Apples (double batch), and I cooked it in a large, greased pie dish. The batter will be thick and you will require a big spatula to spread it out in a spring-form pan. It’s easy and delicious. The texture is excellent. It’s a fantastic recipe. I don’t think the flour was a problem. It tastes awesome, and you can just throw it together. Not sure I understand, Lee Ann. I decided since it’s almost summer and we just picked up a bag of fresh SC peaches at the farmer’s market, to replace the apples in this recipe with peaches and leave everything else the same. I wear the “I hate to bake’ crown, because I just don’t enjoy baking. Yes, I think it would be nice with the glaze you described. Because so much of the batter is apple I think you should consider the apples ..try a different mix. I followed the recipe exactly as written and the results were a triumph. Sure, Carmen – although you should definitely double the recipe. Both really scrumptious but the consensus here was that the second edged it. This one got me started cooking at home much more often. . What a lucky find! so simple and delicious. Or the “don’t worry if it looks like this…” tips. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Hi. However the volleyball team made it disappear very quickly! Thanks for this recipe. Even my husband liked it, and he doesn’t have a sweet tooth. Question does it taste a lot like the rum or not really? For the record, my husband loved it. *I’m not able to click stars. OMG it is so easy to make and taste so good that my husband and I are both very impressed! As of now, I don’t have a proven recipe of my own for apple cider donuts – I’m sorry! Jenn, can I use Granny Smith apples in this cake without too many adverse consequences?! I suggest cutting a piece of parchment paper to fit and greasing it just in case. LOVE THIS RECIPE – so good! You have done it again! Perfecto. Glad you like it! I didn’t have dark rum on hand, so just used light Baccardi rum. This has good flavorings, but I was going to try the other recipe so I could use big peach halves on the top. Or is it best baked the day of serving it? The taste of this cake is so wonderful and full of depth! My favorite go to cake. In texture, it is reminiscent of the German Versunkener Apfelken or the Russian Sharlotka, both made in similar ways, with more fruit than actual cake dough – but really, I think the buttery crumb and dark rum truly makes the difference here. Hope you enjoy! Please LMK how it turns out if you try it! Hi Nova, You can replace with apple cider. I did use a bundt cake pan as I don’t have a springform pan and it worked great! , Very tasty. Sorry! Thanks! Hi Korri, It’s 113 g. If you look in the top right corner of the recipe, you’ll see a button that allows you to toggle between metric and cup measures. As I’m making this for kids and don’t want to use alcohol. we love it a lot! Made it today and didn’t have rum but used almond extract. It is so simple to follow and the result is an elegant dessert that you would find in any French bakery in Paris. Apple cider is more like apple juice. Made it in a metal round 9″ cake pan and kept it in the pan since we were traveling and it was fine. So easy to make, and making sure the apples are in the chunks you suggest is perfect, I used the full 4 cups. I decided to try this with pears since I have an abundance and the recipe reminds me of some of the Italian pear cake recipes I have seen. Cheers. Googling no help because the many helpful charts vary quite wildly. I really loved the recipe and look forward to trying more! Hi Hildy, You can substitute 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 2-1/2 tablespoons apple juice for the rum. I was very skeptical how it was going to turn out because the batter was so thick like cookie dough. Because I could. I am trying this one! This is a new favorite in our house and family is raving about it. Hi Jenny.. This batter has become my staple recipe for any cake involving fruit! And it does actually freeze very well. Thank you so much! I think it would be best to stick with fresh apples for this — sorry! Thank you again. By the way, I will be first in line to buy your new cookbook. This is a delicious cake! Please add only constructive/helpful comments that are useful to us readers. Simplicity of this cake is exceptional, which is what I like in the French. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and even the top. I couldn’t convince my husband to open his 20+ year old bottle of dark rum from Bermuda, so used some Captain Morgan spiced, so really couldn’t taste that part at all. I will make this again. Can I also double the quantity and use the same size baking dish to get a cake that has more depth. Delicious and moist! Hope you enjoy! It even works in Denver. Hi! I used a 9″ spring form . I’m not a fan of rum as I find it too sweet when I use it in baking. I loved the apple cake, but I reduced the rum the second time and added cinnamon. Always a success! 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