Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This Irish apple cake is like a spice cake with the extra addition of juicey apples!
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened (room temperature)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, beaten (room temperature)
- 4 granny smith apples, cored, peeled and diced (2 cups)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Generously grease an 8-inch square cake pan.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, apples, nuts, and vanilla and stir well.
- Sift in the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake about 45 minutes, until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let the cake set in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
My daughter made this cake for us and it was so good! Perfect consistency and flavor. Will definitely make again. Thanks for posting!
Sensational! If you want an apple cake that lets the apples shine, this is the one: not too oily or rich (read: caloric), easy, just the right amt of spice, crunchy crust. I used tangy stored McIntosh apples from our own tree. Warm from the oven w/vanilla ice cream = heaven! The batter is too thick to "pour" but don't be tempted to add liquid: use a spatula to transfer it to the pan.
This cake is very good, but I don't know if I ended up with correct results. It was not like a normal cake, it had a crust and didn't rise too much. But overall very tasty and very good!