A moist and comforting Irish apple cake drenched in a sweet Irish whiskey crème anglaise. This simple cake is the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick?s Day in a more traditional way.
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The Irish apple cake is made by reverse creaming, which means you mix the flour and butter together. It helps prevent too much gluten from forming and keeps the cake nice and tender. I like seeing large apple chunks, which is how it is traditionally served, so I recommend dicing cubes that are about half an inch big. As for the crème anglaise, I used a leftover vanilla bean pod that I saved after using the beans in another recipe as well as a bit of vanilla extract. In the recipe, I recommend using either vanilla beans or the extract, but if you happen to have any leftover pods, this is a great use for them. It is important that you taste as you add the Irish whiskey to the sauce. You can always add more, but you can?t take any away. So, add it only one tablespoon at a time.
So let?s raise a glass and a fork to all that is amazing about Ireland and celebrate with a slice of Irish apple cake.
Irish Apple Cake Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 50 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins &...