Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce


One of the best Irish desserts I have come across as of yet is this apple cake. It is so very tender and soft and is jam packed with apples. The apples hold their shape very well when baked and still almost have a little crisp to them. There is just the teeniest tiniest bit of spice and the top is crusted crunchy sugar.

Serves: Serves 12

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CAKE:
  • 3 C. Flour
  • 2 t. Baking Powder
  • ⅛ t. Salt
  • ¼ t. Cloves, ground
  • ¼ t. Nutmeg, ground
  • 6 oz. Butter, (cold is fine)
  • ¾ C. Sugar
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples(I used golden delicious to great effect)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ C. Milk
  • 2 T. Sugar(for sprinkling on top of cake)

FOR THE CUSTARD:
  • 6 large Egg Yolks
  • 6 T. Sugar
  • 1½ C. Whole Milk
  • 1½ t. Vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE CAKE:
  1. Grease and flour an 8" or 9" round springform pan. Using an 8" pan will give you a taller cake.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cloves and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl. Make sure the bowl is very large to allow room for the apples to be folded in.
  4. Cut the butter into the flour using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  5. Add the ¾ C. sugar to the flour mixture and mix in.

For full instructions kindly visit thekitchenmccabe.com.

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