There isn’t a more all-American flavor than apple pie! For Fourth of July holiday get-together, all-American flavor are the way to go. So, how exactly does an Irish Apple Cake fit into a Independence Day celebration? Because this Irish Apple Cake tastes just like an apple pie! Go ahead an make this Irish Apple Cake for July 4th. You won’t be sorry you did!
This Irish Apple Cake may be my new favorite everyday cake. Chunky pieces of apple with cinnamon goodness is a perfect pair for a cake! I made this cake for our Ireland week during our Summer Around the World. But, the flavor is so much like an apple pie, that I though it would be a perfect choice for a July 4th picnic.
Pair this cake with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a little extra decadence. Don’t worry about making it a day ahead. It actually gets more delicious the next day as it becomes more moist!
Irish Apple Cake (adapted from Food)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 small-medium apples (I tested the Pink Lady variety), coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8 inch cake pan or small baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Set aside.
Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add egg and vanilla extract and mix for about 1 minute. Slowly add flour mixture until fully incorporated, scraping the sides of the mixing bowl if needed. Stir in chopped apples.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.