Sunday, 27 March 2022

Irish Apple Cake

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a delicious traditional Irish Apple Cake

I've had this cake on my list for a couple of years, I even took it off at one point because I thought it was a little boring and people wouldn't like the recipe. Whatever changed my mind was a saint, because it's such a gorgeous cake. I would describe it as a hearty dessert you crave after a Sunday roast (always leave room after a roast) and its warm, stodgy and a little sweet. I did my research with this cake, I wanted to make sure that even though my cake is vegan, I heeded to the traditional recipes that I've seen floating the internet. I used Granny Smith apples and made a slightly crunchy, oats streusel to go on top which I believe is the cherry on the cake. Serve this with vanilla ice cream, custard or soya single cream and you've got the perfect dessert - doesn't have to be for St Patrick's day either but I know this cake makes a special appearance that time of the year :) I'll be doing some more Irish dessert recipes soon, especially after my trip to Dublin which is only 2 weeks away!

If you love apples and cake....

Check out my other recipes for more inspiration!


Recipe

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Serves: 8-10

NOTE: every ingredient I use is vegan so make sure you check your ingredients if you're following a Vegan lifestyle

Ingredients

Cake
350g Self-raising flour
125g Light brown sugar
75g Caster sugar
150g Butter, melted
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla extract
300ml Soya milk + 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm cubes
Streusel
120g Plain flour
70g Rolled oats
115g Caster sugar
110g Butter, chilled
Pinch of salt

Method

✿Preheat the oven to 180℃ and grease and line an 8 inch cake tin with baking paper.
Make the streusel first. Add the plain flour, oats and sugar into a bowl. Cube the butter, then rub the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers to make it slightly crumbly. Keep in the fridge till ready to use. 
Make the cake. Combine the soya milk with the ACV to make a 'buttermilk' - will look curdled with is good!
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars and baking powder. 
Pour in the vanilla, melted butter and 'buttermilk' and whisk together to form a thick batter.
Fold in the apple cubes, then spoon the batter into the prepared cake tin.
Sprinkle the streusel on top evenly, then bake in the oven for 1 hour until a knife inserted comes out clean, and the streusel is golden and crispy. 
Allow the cake to cool completely in the tin before removing then serve. Best stored covered at room temperature for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

Christina
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