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Irish Apple Cake 2

Category: Apples, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4oz butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 or 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (to sprinkle on top of cake)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9-inch round baking pan by spraying with oil or coating with butter. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, salt, cloves and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl.
Cut the butter into the flour and rub it in using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Next toss in the sugar and mix it through the flour.
Peel and slice the apples into similar sized pieces. Toss the apples into the flour mixture and combine them thoroughly.Beat the eggs and add a dash of milk. Add to the apples and flour and combine well with a large spoon. Sprinkle two tablespoons of sugar over the top of the cake. Bake the cake in the preheated 375 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire wrack to finish cooling.

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