Irish Apple Beer Cake
Serving Size:Serves 6-8
For the Cake
3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly ground is best
3 large Honeycrisp Apples or Pink Lady Apples, peeled and chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup beer, Brennan’s Pilsner, Millstream Amber or Fort Collins Red Banshee
For Whipped Cream
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons beer or 1 shot of Irish Whiskey
Apple and beer. Sounds weird, but’s it’s delicious!
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl stir together the flour, both kinds of sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the apples, then make a well in the center. Add in the butter, vanilla, beer and eggs, stirring until just combined.
Pour into a 9-inch springform pan that has been greased. Bake at 350 until the center has set, 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Just prior to serving add the cream, powdered sugar and beer (or whiskey) to a stand mixer. Mix on high until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.
Serve cake topped with whipped cream.