Irish Apple Cake

"I made this for St. Patrick's day with the whiskey sauce! Oh my goodness might be the best dessert we have ever had!!!!" -Megan

Irish apple cake is a soft vanilla cake that's packed with apples, and gently flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

It has a crunchy, sugary topping that's the perfect contrast to the soft vanilla cake and tart apples (it's my favorite part of this cake!)


Toss tart green apples in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.


Separate the eggs so that you have 2 egg yolks in one bowl and 4 egg whites in a separate bowl.


Beat butter, oil, and sugar with an electric mixer for about a minute.


Add the egg yolks, buttermilk, and vanilla and beat for about a minute more.


Scrape the batter into the bowl with the apples and flour and use a spoon to stir everything together.


Beat the egg whites with a bit more sugar until they are thick enough to hold their shape when you lift the beater from the bowl.


Very gently, fold the beaten egg whites into the cake batter, stirring just until the egg whites are about 90% incorporated.


Scoop the batter into a 10-inch springform pan, sprinkle with sugar, and bake.

Let the cake cool, then serve with custard sauce or whisky sauce.

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