Thursday, 21 February 2008

Irish apple cake

I bought some cooking apples recently with the idea of making an apple crumble, but then decided to try something different and make a cake instead.

I've researched a whole load of recipes and used different elements to come up with this one:

Irish Apple Cake

Makes 8 servings


220g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g cold butter
100g sugar
1 egg
100ml milk
1 cooking apple peeled, cored and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sugar

1. Mix the flour and baking powder. Add the butter and rub together with your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.
2. Mix in the 100g of sugar, the egg and the milk.
3. Spread half the mixture into a 7" cake tin that has been lightly greased.
4. Spread the apple chunks on top, then sprinkle on 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar.
5. Spread the rest of the cake mix on top then sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar on top.
6. Bake at 180˚C for 30 mins when the top should be golden.

This was very tasty and passed the husband test. Next time I make this I may throw in a few raisins for a bit of difference. But is tasty warm with some ice cream.

I'm also entering this in the Master Baker blog event seeing as this month's ingredient is cinnamon and there's a lovely bit of cinnamon in this cake.


  1. This looks so great! I LOOVE apple cake!

  2. Ruth this looks great and a cake my hubby would love (seeing as his Irish, well his parents are). I'm book-marking this recipe to make soon ;o)


  3. this looks tasty but you MUST try the apple cake recipe in my blog!

  4. Thanks Katie. Apple cake is just delicious.

    Let me know how it turns out Maria!

    I love the look of all your cakes jaime! i might try any one of them.

  5. This is a "real" Irish apple cake and one I know my family would really enjoy! Another bake I will be adding to my list to make and thank you very much for sharing with us! :D

    Rosie x

  6. You're welcome Rosie! Hope you like it.

  7. Ruth this looks delicious, I love apple cake :-)

  8. Great recipe it looks wonderful. I wish I could have a taste!

  9. Thanks Dell, thanks Jeena.... I'll have to send you a piece next time!

  10. Hi Ruth! Oogh, cake looks really good...can I have a slice for breakfast?

  11. Hi Priscilla! Thanks for stopping by! Good to have you!
    I'm sure it would be delicious for breakfast! I'll have to send you some and maybe it'll arrive in the post in time for your breakfast!

  12. Okay Ruth...I will be awaiting your cake..just make sure you RUSH it! Can't wait to see what you make next!


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