If you are looking for a classic Irish Apple Cake recipe, this one should fit the bill. It is simple, hearty, and can be made several ways, all of which yield the same delicious flavor of baked apples.
Irish Apple Cake is a dish made from flour, butter, sugar, apples,
eggs, and spices. It can be made several ways, with the simplest called
The majority of versions of this cake call for a tart apple. Granny Smith, or the traditional Irish Baking apple, both are delightful in it, although any apple that suits personal fancy can work.
An exciting way to make this dessert is over cast iron dutch oven hung over an open fire. I have made it this way while out camping or living over the summer using a wood burning stove.
For those who prefer the kitchen, baking it in an 8 or 9 inch pan works just as well.
You can add cinnamon or vanilla although this is not really an Irish way of seasoning. Some folks add walnuts, which make the cake more British.
In a pinch you can use 1 ¾ to 3 cups of applesauce instead of whole apples. Some bakers layer half the dough on the bottom, top with apples and nuts and spices, and cover with the other half of the dough.
This Irish apple cake recipe is great for a breakfast treat, wonderful for Saint Patrick's day gatherings with a little nip of Irish Coffee at the end of the day, or really any time at all.
This delightfully hearty dish has great appeal as both a sweet bread and as cake served with whipped cream, ice cream, butter, or lemon topping.
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