Irish Apple Cake

Grab a true taste of the Emerald Isles this St. Patrick’s Day with Oliver’s! We have everything you need to celebrate Irish pride in high style, with fabulous deals that’ll have you feeling lucky. An apple cake is the perfect way to round out a traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast, especially when it’s as delicious as this one. Packed with apples and crowned with an oat streusel, it’s got the perfect level of sweetness for enjoying with a cup of after-dinner tea.

  • Serves: 1 Cake
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 3 c. Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 c. Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 c. Whole Milk
  • 3/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Unsalted Butter (preferably Irish), at room temperature
  • 3-4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled & cored
  • 3/4 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c. Rolled Oats
  • 6 tbsp. Cold Unsalted Butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 c. Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and thoroughly grease and flour an 8 or 9 inch springform pan. In a stand mixer, briefly cream together 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup room-temperature butter until fluffy, then slowly beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together pastry flour, salt and spices. On a low speed, slowly add sifted dry ingredients to wet, then beat in milk. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

  2. To make the streusel, cut together cold butter, remaining flour, sugar, and rolled oats until similar in consistency to wet sand. Cut apples into this wedges and arrange on top of batter, then evenly top with streusel. Bake apple cake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  3. Allow cake to cool until pan can be handled, then release spring and remove cake; transfer the cake to wire rack to finish cooling entirely. Serve on its own as a sweet snack with tea and coffee or top it with custard sauce for a complete dessert!

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