Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake Recipe

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This Irish Apple Cake is a great addition to your next girlfriend get together or family brunch. I like treating myself to a slice of the cake warmed up and enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

Don’t tell, but a little extra drizzle of caramel and a small dollop of whipped cream take this treat over the top.

You might want to make an extra one because this Irish Apple Cake goes quickly.

Irish Apple Cake Ingredients
  • 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 medium)
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Irish Apple Cake Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan then set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice for about 20 seconds.
  4. Add the cut butter pieces and rub them into the mixture using your fingertips until it looks like fine crumbs.
  5. Stir in 1 C sugar.
  6. Peel apples, slice in half, core and stem, layer apples on the flat side, slice downward into pieces less than 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Dice the apple pieces into smaller chunks ( about 2 or 3 chunks per slice).
  8. Add the diced apples to the flour mixture.
  9. Toss well to evenly coat, work to separate any apples that have stuck together.
  10. In another bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla together until they are well combined.
  11. Pour the milk mixture over the apple and flour mixture.
  12. Wash your hands next then just toss until combined. Your batter will be slightly lumpy but that is okay …..just don’t over mix.
  13. Pour your batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
  14. In a small bowl stir 2 Tbsp sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle evenly over the cake.
  15. Bake the cake in a preheated oven 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  16. Cool the cake for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  17. Remove the ring from the springform pan allowing the cake to cool to your desired temperature.

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