Thursday, October 28, 2010

FFWD: Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

There is one particular dessert I remember vividly from my childhood. It was a single crusted pie stuffed with apples and custard. I only had it once, at a friends house, but I loved it. I've thought about it often in the fall when apple season comes around and the pies, turnovers, tarts and crisps are plentiful.

Marie-Helene's Apple Cake brought me right back to that dessert. I ate and ate and ate this cake, sneaking chunks of apple with my fingers while I was in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch and dinner over the next couple of days.

I've found that adding rum to desserts brings out such a different depth of flavor. I first realized it with Dorie's Banana Bread. This cake was no different. I love the kick of flavor that the little bit of rum brings.

With October's recipes behind us, I can't wait to see what French Fridays brings for November!!!

To check out the group, head over to French Fridays With Dorie. And to buy the book (which you should!) head over to amazon. Do it!!


  1. Your cake looks perfectly delicious!

  2. Ah beautiful! Ok, you must have an 8" springform because I used a 9" and mine was a bit thinner. Yours looks like the one on the book. :) Angie

  3. Im excited for Nov. recipes too! Your cake looks fabulous! This cake is a reminder of so many of our childhoods..I love it!

  4. My cake got nibbled into extinction as well! So delicious!
    Trevor Sis Boom.

  5. I am excited for november recipes too.

  6. Add me to the "stealing chunks of apple" club. Yum. Your cake looks great.