Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce

Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce

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.

yield: 6 TO 8 SERVINGS


  • 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
  • a few scratches of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) 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

Please visit Stemilt’s blog, The Stem, for more info and the full recipe with directions.

*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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