Hi There,\n\nI've tried a French Apple Cake Recipe and have a bunch of questions I'd love answered so I can make another batch asap this morning?\n\n[URL='https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/french-apple-cake.html']Here is the link for the Recipe for reference[/URL]\n\n\nCan you please advise me on how I can substitute other fruits in place of the apple?\n\nI have two different ideas as these are what I have in the cupboard right now ok!\n1) Tinned Pineapple\n2) Or a mix of Tinned Peaches(Soft of course) and Tinned Pears (Quite hard).\n\nI was thinking of either using the Pineapple, or a mix of both the latter fruits.\n\nI was planning on straining the fruits and not using the juice, but wondered if i could use some juice in place of water or some liquid to add extra flavour (but without making it too soggy?)\n\nIf not, I would strain the fruit but wondered if I would need to squeeze the pineapple with a fork to get as much liquid out of it so it also doesn't make the cake too soggy?\n\nAnd wondered if I should do something similar for either of the two latter fruits also?\n\nAre there any general rules with adding/reducing moisture and squeezing moist fruit dry etc when substituting different fruits etc?\n\nAlso, Could I drizzle some of the juice over the cake before putting in in the over, after sprinkling with caster sugar - to add some extra flavour?\n\nThe other thought was to lightly ice the cake at the end with plain icing sugar or mix (not sure why the difference?) mixed with a little of the fruit juice for flavour? Any advice on this or is it a bad idea?\n\nPlease advise me on what you suggest?\n\nI also have no alcohol for the recipe so I used 1.5 Tablespoons of Maple syrup.... could I double that in future or what would you suggest? I don't want to make it too strong?\n\nAlso, Can I simple double the recipe in the same size pan - will this change the cooking time any more/less than just doubling it? Or should I use a different size pan for a double batch?\n\nDoes anyone ever suggest using waterbath's for cakes/baking etc?\n\nAny other interesting suggestions/ideas to make this recipe even nicer would be appreciated!\n\n\nThank you\n\n\nPd.