Traditional Irish Apple Cake
Originally, Irish apple cakes were steamed in pots beside an open fire.
- 10 inch spring form pan
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 8 tbsp. butter 1 stick
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 medium apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 dash cloves ground
- 1 dash cinnamon ground
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line the bottom of a 10" springform pan with parchment paper. and grease the sides. Set aside.
- In a medium-size bowl, Add the flour and baking powder. Cut in 1 stick, 8 tablespoons of butter, into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the flour and butter mixture.
- Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the beaten egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix until a a thick, soft dough forms.
- Spoon and press dough into the bottom of springform pan. Wetting the tips of your clean hands will help you distribute it evenly. Arrange the apples on top of the dough. Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar and a dash each of ground cloves and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Place on the middle rack of your oven. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool slightly, cut into wedges and dust with powdered sugar. Or serve with whipped cream — or ice cream .
Serving: 20gCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg
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