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Irish Apple Beer Cake

Adapted By Brennan's 27 Sep 2018

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

2 eggs

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.