Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
Quick to mix and super simple Irish apple cake! I like it as a coffee cake with breakfast, served warm with my maple butter, but you decide.
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 cup butter (room temperature)
- 3 -4 cooking apples
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 -3 tablespoon milk
- 1 -3 tablespoon granulated sugar (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Grease an 8-inch springform pan.
- Cut wax paper to fit and line the bottom of the pan.
- Sift flour, salt, and ground cloves into a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter until the mixture has the consistency of fine crumbs.
- Peel, core, and slice the apples.
- Add the apples and sugar to the flour mixture.
- Stir in the eggs and enough milk to leave the dough stiff.
- Turn the dough into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
- Bake 45 minutes until crisp and golden in color.
- HINT: The best thing about this Irish dessert recipe is that it is absolutely delicious served either warm or cold. If served warm, consider topping it with heavy cream.
This was easy to make, and yummy! It has a unique flavor with the ground cloves, and is a refreshing change. My family loved it hot, and it was excellent cold as well
My husband just enjoyed your lovely apple cake for breakfast. It was a snap(about five minutes, plus peeling time) to whip up in food processor (folded in apples in separate bowl). It was my first time using self-rising flour and I think it contributed to the high rising and super fluffy insides (absolutely no gooey spots). The cake has a nice crusty top, which was my favorite part! I used about 3 1/2 Empire apples. We both thought this cake made an outstanding breakfast! Roxygirl