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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Butter and flour a 9-inch springform 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 the 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 bowl 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.
- Cool the cake for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
- Remove the ring from the springform pan allowing the cake to cool to your desired temperature.
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