Monday, September 22, 2014

French Apple Pound Cake - Quatre-quarts aux pommes

Today I’m sharing my  son’s favourite apple cake , Quartre- quarts aux pommes aka French Apple Pound Cake  .   Real easy to make & taste so good . Buttery rich crumb cake with apples slices , just the perfect delectable cake for afternoon coffee break .  This is definitely not a guilt free cake but it's so delicious that I ate half of the cake . Very addictive apple-licious cake  ! LOL

This post is linked to Little Thumbs Up event organized by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids with Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY & hosted this month by me , Kit from I-Lost in Austen . To join this event & link with us at this post 

French Apple Pound Cake - Quatre-quarts aux pommes
Recipe adapted from 750G

Ingredients :
150g sugar
150g flour
150 butter –room temperature
3 eggs
2 Tbsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large apple –peeled, cored & sliced (not too thin)
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp rum (optional)
Light brown sugar


1)      Preheat oven to 175 °C  . Grease loaf pan

2)      Marinate sliced apple with rum (optional) .  In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt , cinnamon .

3)      Whisk butter till light & creamy . Cream butter & sugar till fluffy .

4)      Gradually add egg one at a time & mix well after each addition .  Add in vanilla extract .

5)      Fold in flour mixture into butter mixture  till smooth & well combined . Pour half the better into prepared loaf pan .  Add layer of sliced apple over the batter . Pour the rest of the batter over & spread evenly  . Sprinkle brown sugar over the top & bake for 40- 45 mins till golden brown .  Let to cool before serve .


  1. Hi Kit,

    I can see why your son like this cake very much. Every slice is so moist and beautiful.


  2. Hi Kit, this French apple pound cake looks so delectable and easy to bake. Will give this a try too and thanks for sharing. Warmest regards :)

  3. Mmm... I'd love to have a slice for my afternoon tea too!

  4. It looks rich and moist, must be good! Lovely colours too.

  5. Looks really good. Anyway Kit, I am sorry I don't have the time to join u in your LTU: Apple event as I am really busy this month.

  6. I love pound cake and you have made it even better by adding the apples.

  7. Hi Kit, I love the crumbs of this cake a lot! Looks so fine and moist! Got to be delicious!

  8. Hi Kit,
    I have just made an apple cake today! But my apples are on top of the cake! Will post it up soon.
    Your cake looks moist and yummy, and with all the apples in the centre, sounds so good!

  9. Hi Kit,
    I would love to have this yummy apple cake for my tea too!
    Love the fine and moist crumbs.

  10. Hi Kit! I am very tempted to bake this apple cake!


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