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Irish Apple Cake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear your green today or you’ll get pinched! On onday I gave you an amazing oven braised Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe and today I’m giving you something sweet to finish the meal–an Irish Apple Cake. It is a three layer cake–a cake layer, apple layer and yummy streusel layer. 

Hope you have the luck of the Irish today! 

Streusel Ingredients:

  • 6 TBSP cold salted butter, cubed into 1 TBSP chunks
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 TSP salt
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples (depending on size), peeled and thinly sliced 
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree
  • Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper (you can put the pan on the parchment paper, trace with a pen/pencil, cut the paper, then place the paper in the bottom
  • Spray the pan with cooking spray
  • To make the streusel topping, combine flour, oats, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times
  • Add cubes of butter to processor and pulse until butter is fully incorporated and is the texture of coarse breadcrumbs
  • Place in fridge until ready to use
  • To make the cake, cream the butter and granulated sugar in a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy
  • Add vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a time
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
  • Whisk to combine (this helps to aerate and fluff up the dry ingredients)
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and milk into the wet ingredients
  • Once batter has formed (it will be thick!), transfer to the prepared pan
  •  Top with apple slices in one even layer

  • Top apples with streusel

  • Bake cake in oven for 45 minutes and test with cake tester
  • If not done, cook for increments of 5 minutes until streusel is golden brown and crisp and the cake tester comes out clean (mine took 55 minutes)  
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes, then turn the cake out of the pan and put on cooling rack
  • When ready to serve, dust with powdered sugar

Irish Apple Cake

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Streusel Topping

  • 6 TBSP cold salted butter, cubed into 1 TBSP chunks
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Cake

  • 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples (depending on size), peeled and thinly sliced 
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree
  • Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper (you can put the pan on the parchment paper, trace with a pen/pencil, cut the paper, then place the paper in the bottom
  • Spray the pan with cooking spray
  • To make the streusel topping, combine flour, oats, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times
  • Add cubes of butter to processor and pulse until butter is fully incorporated and is the texture of coarse breadcrumbs
  • Place in fridge until ready to use
  • To make the cake, cream the butter and granulated sugar in a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy
  • Add vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a timeIn a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
  • Whisk to combine (this helps to aerate and fluff up the dry ingredients)
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and milk into the wet ingredients
  • Once batter has formed (it will be thick!), transfer to the prepared pan
  • Top with apple slices in one even layer
  • Top apples with streusel
  • Bake cake in oven for 45 minutes and test with cake tester
  • If not done, cook for increments of 5 minutes until streusel is golden brown and crisp and the cake tester comes out clean (mine took 55 minutes) 
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes, then turn the cake out of the pan and put on cooling rack
  • When ready to serve, dust with powdered sugar

Stay hungry…

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