French Apple Cake Recipe

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French Apple Cake

Penny Hall


"From Real Women of Philadelphia 2010 Host KC Quaretti Lee: Homemade caramel and sliced apples make a lovely topping for this delectable cake. The addition of PHILADELPHIA Honey Nut Flavor Cream Cheese Spread makes it unique and delicious. "

5 star rating!

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15 Hr


50 Min


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 teaspoons water
1/2 lemon
6 apples
3 eggs
1 cup flour
8 ounces butter
4 ounces philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) tub philadelphia honey nut flavor cream cheese spread (optional)
1 cup whipping cream (optional)
1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. To prepare the caramel, heat 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 4 tsp. water. When the sugar becomes light brown, add the juice of 1/2 lemon and remove from heat.
3. Coat the bottom and sides of a springform pan with the caramel.
4. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and arrange in an attractive circular overlapping pattern on the caramel.
5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Add the flour, butter, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (4 oz.) and continue beating until you have a creamy batter.
6. Pour over apples and caramel and bake for 35 minutes. Let cool slightly prior to turning over onto a decorative cake plate.

Optional: While cake is baking, beat PHILADELPHIA Honey Nut Flavor Cream Cheese until fluffy. Separately, beat whipping cream until fluffy and then add 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Gently fold the whipped PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese into the whipped cream and chill well using the freezer, if necessary. Top the warm cake slices with a spoonful of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese/whipped cream mixture and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories: 722 | Total Fat: 47g | Cholesterol: 222mg

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cakes