Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this authentic Irish Apple Cake! Hearty, moist, and full of sweet apples, served with a creamy whiskey hard sauce.

I made this Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly it was so good I'd eat it any time of year! There was just a hint of cinnamon, allowing the tart apple flavor to really shine. The whiskey hard sauce was the perfect creamy compliment! food desserts cake #ad @stemilt

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I’m so excited March is finally here, because that means I can finally start sharing St. Patrick’s day recipes! And I really think you’re going to love this authentic Irish apple cake. It’s such a great way to celebrate the holiday!

I made this Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly it was so good I'd eat it any time of year! There was just a hint of cinnamon, allowing the tart apple flavor to really shine. The whiskey hard sauce was the perfect creamy compliment! food desserts cake #ad @stemilt

But truly, this is the kind of cake you could enjoy just about any time of year. It’s moist, hearty, and just bursting with tart, juicy Stemilt apples. The more apples the better, in my opinion!

This Irish apple cake packs in FOUR Granny Smiths, and the almost bread-y texture of the cake is a perfect foil. It really stands up to all that fruit.

I made this Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly it was so good I'd eat it any time of year! There was just a hint of cinnamon, allowing the tart apple flavor to really shine. The whiskey hard sauce was the perfect creamy compliment! food desserts cake #ad @stemilt

There’s just a hint of warm spice in this recipe. Just enough to bring out the best in the fruit. This cake is really meant to be all about the apples, and boy is it! They really shine in this authentic Irish dessert.

Before it goes into the oven, the top of the cake gets a generous sprinkling of granulated sugar, for crunch and a beautiful sparkling crust. It’s fantastic!

Serve yourself a slice, over a pool of creamy whiskey hard sauce. The caramel notes in the whiskey compliment the apples in the most delicious way!

I made this Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly it was so good I'd eat it any time of year! There was just a hint of cinnamon, allowing the tart apple flavor to really shine. The whiskey hard sauce was the perfect creamy compliment! food desserts cake #ad @stemilt

Hungry for more great apple recipes? Be sure to follow my “Apples & Pears” Pinterest board!


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Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this authentic Irish Apple Cake! Hearty, moist, and full of sweet apples, served with a creamy whiskey hard sauce.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Apple, Cake, hard sauce, Irish, whiskey
Servings: 10
Calories: 365 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teasppon ground nutmeg (a few scratches of freshly grated nutmeg)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk*
  • 4 Stemilt Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar for garnish
Instructions
  1. Please visit Stemilt’s blog, The Stem, for more info and the full recipe with directions.
Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute by stirring 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 1/2 cups of regular milk.  Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, or until thickened and slightly curdled.

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Nutrition Facts
Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I made this Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly it was so good I'd eat it any time of year! There was just a hint of cinnamon, allowing the tart apple flavor to really shine. The whiskey hard sauce was the perfect creamy compliment! food desserts cake #ad @stemilt