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Irish Apple Cake | My Curated Tastes
Irish Apple Cake | My Curated Tastes
Irish Apple Cake | My Curated Tastes

Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple cake is a classic dessert and the perfect finish to a traditional St. Patty's Day meal. The cake is great with a cup of tea, coffee or on a brunch menu. The fresh apples and streusel-like topping make it a winner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8 Served
Calories 229 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 8 Tbsp. of salted butter, Kerrygold would be great here
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp. Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. Skim milk
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • Cooling spray for pan
  • Confectioners’ sugar, sifted on top of the finished cake


  • 6 Tbsp. Cold-salted butter cut into small cubes
  • ¾ Cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup Rolled oats
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 Tsp. Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Line it with parchment paper and spray it again. (This will make it easy to remove)
  • To make the crumble topping, mix the flour, oats, sugar and salt in a bowl. Work in the butter cubes with a fork or your fingers until the mixture resembles wet sand. You’ll have lots of clumps and that is great! Put in the refrigerator until it is time to top the cake.
  • To make the cake, cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. If you have a stand mixer, put it on medium high and beat for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and one egg at a time until fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Alternating the dry ingredients and the milk, start adding to the butter/sugar mixture. Fold in each batch until completely incorporated. Once the batter is completely mixed add to the pan.
  • Top the batter with the sliced apples in a circular pattern covering the entire surface. Top the apples with the crumble topping.
  • Bake the cake until the crumble topping is golden brown and crisp, 60-80 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool about 10 minutes. Before removing the cake from the pan and putting it on a rack to cool completely, run a knife around the perimeter of the cake to loosen from the pan. Right before serving, dust it with the confectioners’ sugar.


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cake, dessert, fruit dresser, irish food
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