This Gluten-Free French Apple Cake is soft, delicate, and full of fresh apple chunks! Vegan, allergy-free, and made without alcohol, this classic French cake recipe is so easy and made with a light, moist, and buttery custard-like cake batter, apples, and rum extract for flavor! A simple and traditional dessert that can even be enjoyed for breakfast or brunch!
Apples: The best varieties to use are Honeycrisp, Smitten, Pink Lady, Jonagold, Fuji, Envy, Evercrisp, or even tart apples like Granny Smith. Select one variety or use a combo.
Leftovers: Allow the cake to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Store it in the fridge for about 5-7 days for best quality. Allow the cake to come to room temperature or warm it slightly in the microwave before serving again.
Freezing: Allow the cake to cool completely before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap and then a layer of foil before placing it in a freezer bag or transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Store the frozen cake for up to 6 months in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw the cake overnight in the fridge before bringing it to room temperature before serving.
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