Whether it's a slice of leftover or the last in the jar, sometimes eating dessert for breakfast just feels right. Such is the case with this soft, cinnamon-scented Irish apple cake. Reminiscent of your favorite , it features thinly sliced tart apples and golden buttery crumble on top. Treat this subtly sweet like a —it's the perfect companion to cup of hot tea or a tall glass of ! The best part? It's traditionally served with thick cream or crème anglaise, a thin, pourable custard that tastes like melted ice cream. You’ll want to drizzle the stuff on everything!
What is Irish apple cake?
A cross between a coffee cake and an
Can you make Irish apple cake ahead of time?
This cake will last up to 3 days at room temperature or a week in the refrigerator. It cake can also be baked, cooled completely, stored in an airtight container, and frozen for up to 1 month. When a cake craving strikes, this Irish apple cake can thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 2 hours. A great way to refresh the cake is popping it into a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. This will lead to a moist interior and a crisp crumble!
all-purpose flour1/2 c.
granulated sugar1/4 c.
pinch of kosher salt1/2 c.
unsalted butter, cubed
Baking spray with flour1 1/4 c.
all-purpose flour1 tsp.
baking powder1 tsp.
ground cinnamon1/4 tsp.
kosher salt1/2 c.
unsalted butter, melted2/3 c.
granulated sugar2 tsp.
large eggs, room temperature3 tbsp.
small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced5
large egg yolks1/2 c.
granulated sugar, divided1 3/4 c.
kosher salt2 tsp.
vanilla bean pasteStep 1 For the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, oats, and salt. Using your fingers, rub the cold butter into the ingredients until the mixture is well combined and easy to pinch together. If the dough appears sandy, continue working the butter in until you can form it into a dough ball. Cover and refrigerate the streusel for at least 15 minutes before using, or up to 1 day.