The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

March is the perfect  time to get in the kitchen and whip up something that honours the fun of St. Patrick’s Day! This Irish Apple Cake is just the recipe to try. It will become a family favorite for certain, and while it is the ideal dessert on March 17th, it is such a good cake that you will want to bake it year round. 

Apple Cake Is So Flavourful

At my house, we love dessert! Cookies, pies and candies are always welcome here and I never bat an eye at a slice of cake. With that in mind, any time I can add fruit to the mix, I jump on it! This apple cake is moist and perfectly seasoned with ginger, allspice and nutmeg. While the apples certainly don’t make this cake ‘health food’, they do add a lot of flavour and texture! And a serving of fruit is always a good idea with your dessert. 

Ingredients To Use

Granny smith apples are ideal to use in this recipe. They are perfect for baking. They have a great texture and a tartness that can really be enhanced with seasonings.  These apples also keep their shape well and won’t turn to mush in the cake. If you don’t have granny smith, Honeycrisp is a great alternative apple for baking and retaining its shape in desserts. Be sure to use real butter in this recipe to give it a good flavour and consistency during the baking process. Margarine is not recommended for this recipe. 

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

While you are here, why not try out some of my other favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas. Reader favorites include this Pot of Gold Paper Craft for Kids. Everyone loves this Super Easy Thin Mint Brownie recipe.

The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake Recipe

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! 

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

How To Make The Irish Apple Cake

  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 cup 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 centre 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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The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake
The Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake

Lyne
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
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Cool 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian, irish
Servings 10 people
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 3 Cup 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 10peopleCalories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 267mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 3gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Irish apple Cake, St. Patrick’ Day cake, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day dessert, St. Patrick’s Day recipe
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
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. 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

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