With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve been looking at different traditional Irish recipes. I’ve seen a few different versions of apple cakes around, and this one not only looked delicious but was a simple recipe to make. Enjoy this awesome Irish Apple Cake recipe!
Irish Apple Cake Recipe
- 3 C all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
- 3/4 C unsalted butter, cold, diced into small pieces
- 1 C and 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
- 1 1/2 lbs of granny smith apples (5 med)
- 3/4 C milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan then set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice for about 20 seconds.
- Add the cut butter pieces and rub them into the mixture using your fingertips until it looks like fine crumbs.
- Stir in 1 C sugar.
- Peel apples, slice in half, core and stem, layer apples on flat side, slice downward into pieces less than 1/4 inch thick. Dice the apple pieces into smaller chunks ( about 2 or 3 chunks per slice). Add the diced apples to the flour mixture. Toss well to evenly coat, work to separate any apples that have stuck together.
- In another bowl, whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla together until they are well combined. Pour the milk mixture over the apple and flour mixture.
- Wash your hands next then just toss until combined. Your batter will be slightly lumpy but that is okay …..just don’t over mix.
- Pour your batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
- In a small stir 2 Tbsp sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle evenly over the cake. Bake the cake in a preheated oven 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Now cool the cake for about 5 minutes on a wire rack. Enjoy!
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