Sunday, August 20, 2023

Apple Cake - The Classic #CakeSliceBakers

This delicious loaf is filled with apples and dried cranberries making it a perfect accompaniment with your coffee for breakfast in the morning, dessert after dinner,  or a late-night snack.

Apple Cake

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers.....

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes - and our choices for July 2023 were ~

Apple Cake - The Classic

Lemon Verbena Peach Yogurt Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Rouleau with Lemon Buttercream

Apple Cake

I made a couple of adaptations to this cake.  I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and I omitted the glaze.  I also omitted a 1/2 Tablespoon of butter, using only one stick as opposed to 81/2 Tablespoons.

Apple Cake

This, like all the cakes I have baked from this book, was delicious. I have a lot of Apple Cake recipes that I have shared with you.  When I was growing up, my parents had an apple orchard and each year for my birthday (which is in 3 days) my mom would make me an apple cake.  They hold a special place in my heart.

Apple Cake pin

You might also enjoy this Apple Almond Cake, this Apple Cider Cake, or this Apple and Calvados Cake that comes from the same cookbook.

Desserts, Breakfast, Cakes, Apples, Cranberries, Rum
Dessert, Cakes
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Apple Craisin Loaf Cake

Apple Craisin Loaf Cake

This delicious loaf is filled with apples and dried cranberries making it a perfect accompaniment with your coffee for breakfast in the morning, dessert after dinner, or a late-night snack.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 2 T. dark rum
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 c. + 3 T. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 c. apricot jamCover


  1. Place the cranberries in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for a couple of minutes while you bring the rum to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Drain the water from the cranberries and then place them in the rum, off heat, to macerate as you make the batter.
  3. Peel and core the apples. Cut into 1/2" dice.
  4. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the sugar, a little at a time, until pale and creamy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder over the butter mixture and fold in, using a rubber spatula.
  7. Fold in the apples and cranberries with any rum that was not absorbed.
  8. Spread into a loaf pan that has been treated with baking spray and bake in a preheated 350* oven for about an hour, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  9. Warm the apricot jam and pour over the warm cake while it is still in the pan.
  10. Let cool completely before removing it from the pan and serving.


Adapted from a recipe found in Gateau.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

8.96 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.22 g

Carbs (grams)

30.98 g

Fiber (grams)

1.61 g

Net carbs

29.37 g

Sugar (grams)

20.64 g

Protein (grams)

2.69 g

Sodium (milligrams)

101 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

61.17 mg


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