Irish Apple Cake is the perfect streusel-like cake that has a good bite of apples inside of it. This easy apple cake only takes minutes to prepare its batter and less than an hour to bake.
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When it comes to this cake, it brings back great memories from when I was a child. My neighbor in Virginia Beach would always make this cake and bring it to us around this time of year.
So I decided to give the recipe a go and thankfully it taste just like the one that my neighbor would bring. However, I decided to add a little bit of a twist to the recipe to include the ingredients that I always wanted to taste when I took a bite.
First I added walnuts to give a little more texture to each bite. Plus, who doesn’t love walnuts and apples? Next, I went with Autumn Glory Apples in lieu of green apples. And lastly, I decided not to include the custard icing in my recipe. It is delicious, but for me it just makes the cake too sweet. I have a recipe for it below if you feel the need to have it.
What does Irish Apple Cake Taste like?
This cake is a bit like a strudel, and it’s really dense. I love eating it with tea or coffee, or as a snack. In a way it taste like the cake version of my Apple Fritter Muffins.
What ingredients do you need to make Irish Apple Cake with Walnuts?
- Autumn Glory Apples
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
One thing to remember when making this recipe is that the batter is supposed to be dough-like. Be sure to not over mix it.Print
Irish Apple Cake with Walnuts
4 Autumn Glory Apples
3c Baking Flour
3/4c Butter Chilled and Cubed
1/4c Brown Sugar
2tsp Baking Powder
1/2c chopped walnuts
Grease and flour an 8″ or 9″ round springform pan, then sit to the side.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla together, then sit to the side.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Add diced butter to the bowl and mix with hands. Pinch butter pieces until they are pea size.
Stir in sugar and brown sugar.
Stir in apples and walnuts.
Pour in your liquid mixture and combine until there is no more dry ingredients.
Mixture will be dough-like, this is ok.
Pour mixture into your prepared cake pan.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.
Bake for 45-55 minutes. The middle should be completely cooked and pass the toothpick test.
Irish Apple Cake with Custard Icing
4 Egg Yolks
1 1/2c Whole Milk
2tsp Vanilla Extract
In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until completely mixed. Sit to the side.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add milk.
Heat the milk until it is scolding. Do not let it boil.
While whisking the eggs mixture constantly, slowly pour in milk.
Pour mixture back into the saucepan and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir continuously.
Pour over your Irish Apple Cake.
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