Irish Apple Cake

To finish our series on baking around the British Isles we need to take a trip to Ireland. 

I couldn’t find any place name connections but there are plenty of versions of Irish Apple Cake.

The testers said, “Softer than I imagined”, “Delightfully moist” and “Moist but not heavy” as it is spread quite thinly in the pan.

You will need:

  • 2oz butter
  • 3oz sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 apples, cored, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4oz plain flour

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F or Gas 4.

Grease an 8-inch square cake pan.

Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl.

Use a wooden spoon to cream them together.

Add the beaten egg, chopped apples and vanilla.

Mix well.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Mix well again.

Transfer the mixture to the greased cake pan.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then cut into pieces.

Serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool.