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French Apple Cake

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8 servings

A rich, sweet apple cake baked with your homemade caramel and Philly Cream Cheese, from our Real Women of Philadelphia contest. Bon appétit.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • To prepare the caramel sauce, heat 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 4 tsp. water in a 12-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet. When the sugar becomes light brown, add the juice of 1/2 lemon. Remove from heat.
  • Peel, core and thinly slice the apples, then arrange in an attractive circular overlapping pattern on the caramel.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Add the butter, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (4 oz.) and flour; continue beating until you have a creamy batter.
  • Pour over apples and caramel and bake for 45 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 Spread with mixer until fluffy. Separately, beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Gently fold the honey nut cream cheese into the whipped cream and chill well in the freezer, if necessary. Top the warm cake slices with a spoonful of the whipped cream mixture and enjoy!

Special Equipment Needed


If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, you can use your regular skillet instead. Just wrap the handle with several layers of foil before using as directed.

Recipe Submitted by Real Women of PHILADELPHIA Contestant

KC Quaretti-Lee


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
% Daily Value

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'm rating this one star even though my husband and 1-year-old are kind enough to be eating it right... I'm rating this one star even though my husband and 1-year-old are kind enough to be eating it right now. I recall ****** this years ago and it turning out beautifully but idk, maybe I was wrong. This time around was a disaster! The caramel did not work at all. It was just a clear, sticky sugar solution. I arranged the apple on top of it anyways. 6 apples was apparently a lot, because even after arranging the pattern, the apples were higher than the sides of the skillet. I don't recall that happening last time I made it. To make things worse, I was out of sugar so I substituted ********. I could already tell the recipe was a goner. It cooked for WAY longer than an hour, and the middle was still raw even though the sides were completely cooked. Almost burnt outsides, raw middle before I just gave up----wasn't fixable. It's ugly but still edible. This recipe sucks.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The info for making the caramel sauce must be wrong. The info for making the caramel sauce must be wrong. Cooking water & sugar makes syrup, if there is enough water. In this recipe, the water boils off and you are left with hardened sugar ( that will burn). I added 3 tsps butter, from the 2 sticks of butter, to the sugar which made caramel. The cake took longer to bake, even with convection oven setting, and it was too sweet. Will NOT make this one again!
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was really good. This was really good. I didn't make the caramel sauce. Well I tried but it burnt so I went with plan B. I buttered my spring form pan and sprinkled brown sugar like you would flour a cake pan. I sprinkled some cinnamon on the bottom and finished the cake as directed. I made this twice and I'll make it again.
Date published: 2011-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This recipe was horrible. This recipe was horrible. The mixure did not carmelize as indicated. It was horrible. Just a big horrible mess that I had to just throw theh whole thing away and run to Costco to get an emergency cake for my friends that were coming over. Never again.
Date published: 2011-04-21
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