The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

| February 27, 2015 | 13 Comments

This ultimate Irish Apple Cake recipe is a family favourite, not only on St. Patrick’s day, but year round. A delicious moist cake made with granny smith apples. Your family will request seconds! 

The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake Recipe

Ingredients

3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
3/4 Cup unsalted butter, cold, diced into small pieces
1 Cup and 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 1/2 lbs of granny smith apples (5 med)
3/4 Cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

Instructions

Cake

-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 Cup 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.

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– 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.

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– 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.

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– Now cool the cake for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
– Remove the ring from the spring form pan allowing  the cake to cool to your desired temperature.

– Drizzle with a caramel sauce and serve with ice cream. Enjoy! 

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The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
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Cake
  1. 3 C all-purpose flour
  2. 1 Tbsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
  5. 3/4 C unsalted butter, cold, diced into small pieces
  6. 1 C and 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
  7. 1 1/2 lbs of granny smith apples (5 med)
  8. 3/4 C milk
  9. 2 lrge eggs
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. -Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. -Butter and flour a 9-inch spring form 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 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 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. – Now cool the cake for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  17. – Remove the ring from the spring form pan allowing the cake to cool to your desired temperature.
  18. – Drizzle with a caramel sauce and serve with ice cream. Enjoy!
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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing,I like the added spices sounds delicious

  2. kathy downey says:

    My Mom made this yesterday it was delicious…Thanks for the recipe

  3. kristen visser says:

    this looks absolutely delicious!! perfect for me to make because my hubby doesnt really care for sweets but loves anything with apple. thanks for the recipe i will definitely give this a try

  4. Jenn says:

    Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious! I love apple desserts! Yum!

  5. heidi c. says:

    This looks amazing! I need to get some Granny Smith apples to make this ASAP!

  6. kathy downey says:

    We had this again today at Saturday brunch,everyone loved it

  7. jan says:

    yum. apple cake. I like how you finished it off with the sprinkle of cinnamon.

  8. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks delicious and so full of apples!

  9. KD says:

    I love moist baked goods. That looks delicious!

  10. kathy downey says:

    Cant wait to have this again !

  11. Mishelle says:

    This looks wonderful! I have to try it!

    M

  12. Amy Lovell says:

    Yum! This looks delicious thanks!!

  13. kathy downey says:

    Those spices make it so delicious

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