Hello, Stem blog readers! My name is Allie and I’m one of the newest Kitchen Council members. I’m so happy to be sharing this fabulous Irish Apple Cake recipe with you today!
In case you couldn’t tell by my red hair and freckles, I’m of Irish descent and proud of it. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and all the authentic Irish recipes are a huge part of that.
This year, my family will be celebrating the holiday with a thick slice of this moist Irish apple cake. It’s perfect as a breakfast treat, afternoon snack, or dessert. It’s got a toothsome, almost bread-like texture, and it’s positively overflowing with tart, juicy Granny Smith apples. There’s just a hint of warm spice, but really the apples are the star of the show. Granny Smith’s are the perfect apple for this kind of cake; their firm texture really holds up well during the long bake time and their tart apple flavor really shines.
To go alongside, I whipped up an easy whiskey hard sauce. It’s creamy and sweet, and the caramel notes of the Irish whiskey are a perfect compliment to the tart green apples. But if you’re serving little ones, the cake is perfectly delicious on its own! Or, you could just leave out the whiskey from the sauce entirely.
Either way, your family is sure to love this apple cake! It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day, but truly delicious enough to enjoy any time of year.