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Apple Rum Cake Recipe – Video Instructions Included

This Apple Rum Spice cake is loaded up with an abundance of apples nestled in a soft, buttery cake (note: the cake is also known as a French Apple Cake). It is a cake that is as simple in its look as it is in the process to create it – but there is nothing simple about the flavor! Finish the apple rum cake off with a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar and you have a dessert that will please any apple lover.

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Tips for Making the Perfect Apple Rum Spice Cake

Ingredients Needed for the Apple Spiced Rum Cake:

  • Unsalted butter and eggs: Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature prior to starting this cake.
  • Apples: Most types of apples will work well in this cake. I prefer a combination of Granny Smith and Honey Crisp.
  • Baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
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How to Prepare the Apples for the Rum Spice Cake

  • Peel, core and chop the apples into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Toss with one tablespoon of lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.
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Baking the Apple Rum Spice Cake (aka French Apple Cake):

  • Prepare a 9″ round cake pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper or greasing the pan
  • This recipe produces a thick batter and it will be necessary to smooth the batter in the pan using an offset spatula.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar evenly over the top of the apple rum cake prior to baking. This sugar will caramelize while baking and add an extra crunch to the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 40 – 50 minutes at 350°. The cake top will be a golden color and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake will come out clean when the cake is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the pan.
Apple Rum Spice Cake

FAQs for the Apple Rum Spice Cake Recipe

What type of rum is best for the apple cake recipe?

A dark rum is necessary for the rum flavor to shine through in this recipe. Dark rum has depth, is rich and imparts a sweet flavor.

How to store the apple spice cake?

This cake is best left at room temperature and served within a few days of baking. Place the cake in a airtight container or cover with aluminum foil. The cake may also be frozen for up to three months.

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Apple Rum Spice Cake

This cake is loaded up with an abundance of apples nestled in a soft, buttery cake. It is a cake that is as simple in its look as it is in the process to create it – but there is nothing simple about the flavor!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time: 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 180 Grams All Purpose Flour (1 ½ Cups)
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Rum (add an extra tablespoon if you want a strong rum flavor)
  • 114 Grams Butter (room temperature) (6 ounces or 1 ½ sticks)
  • 170 Grams Granulated Sugar (⅔ Cup)
  • 3 Large Eggs Room temperature
  • 2 Apples, chopped in ½" cubes For slicing and layering in cake
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Granluated Sugar (for sprinkling top of cake prior to baking)

Instructions
 

Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare apples by coring, peeling and chopping into ½" cubes. Toss in a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Prepare a 9" round cake pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper or greasing the pan.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Place butter and granulated sugar in stand mixer bowl. Begin creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2 – 4 minutes), scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add room temperature eggs, one at a time, scraping bowl between each addition. Mix on medium-low speed until eggs are well incorporated.
  • Add the rum and mix for approximately 30 seconds,
  • Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Stir the chopped apples into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and smooth the top lightly with spatula.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar evenly over top of cake.
  • Bake for 40 – 50 minutes at 350°. The cake top will be a golden color and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake will come out clean when the cake is done.
  • Place cake on a rack and allow to cool completely before unmolding.
  • If desired, sprinkle confectioners' sugar over top of cake after unmolding.

Video

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13 Comments

  1. Forever My Little Moon

    Reply

    It sounds delicious and does not look too hard to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Will have to try!

  2. Debbie

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    5 stars
    Apple rum spice cake sounds delicious. Perfect for the fall season and upcoming parties. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. Brooke

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    I love rum cake and apples so I know I will love this cake! Will be making this this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Michelle

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    Omg this looks amazing! And I super appreciate the video for someone with no baking skill like myself! Can’t wait to try to make it this fall!

  5. Karen | Online Blog & Business Help

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    Sounds delicious and easy to make. The best combination 😉

  6. Marsha A.

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    5 stars
    This was quite simple to make. We had a hard time waiting to unmold the cake it smelled and looked so good. Our guests and we loved the taste.

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