Celine's French Apple Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A recipe one of my students did as an assignment. I promised her I would make it when I got home, it was so fast and easy and had really ordinary things in it. It is a nice recipe that makes a kind of apple coffee cake. Would be great for breakfast. She suggests serving it with ice cream or creme anglaise. I like it right out of the pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the dry ingredients, reserve 1 tsp cinnamon.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Combine.
  4. Spray or butter and flour a large glass pie dish.
  5. Pour in batter. Add diced apples on top. I didn't peel them, but I was being lazy. Celine suggested making pretty patterns on the top of the batter with the apples. I just tossed them on, then pushed them down slightly.
  6. Sprinkle with the reserved tsp of cinnamon.
  7. Bake at 375° in a preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until done.
  8. Eat warm or cold.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! My neighbors are French and made something very similar for us and served with a selection of cheeses, snacks, and cocktails. Recipe worked very well. I used creme fraiche and highly suggest doing so, it adds a wonderful flavor. Also suggest peeling the apples and chopping in small pieces so they cook evenly. This is a clafouti, not a typical cake or coffee cake, excellent for breakfast though I served it for dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama March 21, 2010