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French Apple Cake - with a twist

A take on a traditional French Apple Cake, but made with honey and spiced rum!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: apple, apple and honey cake, apple cake, French apple cake, honey, honey cake
Servings: 1 8 inch cake


  • 3 small - medium apples peeled and diced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar


  • In a small bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare an 8-inch springform pan that you have buttered and placed a parchment sheet on the bottom of. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add in honey and mix until incorporated.
  • Next add in one egg at a time, while mixing, then the vanilla and spiced rum. Mix until combined.
  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix until combined. Next add in the apples and fold in by hand until all apples are covered by batter.
  • Spread your batter into your pan and sprinkle the top evenly with the sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool 20 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm - goes great with ice cream!