Recipe: Irish apple currant cake with sticky toffee sauce

Recipe: Irish apple currant cake

Sticky toffee sauce makes this apple currant cake even better! Author: Foodland Ontario


Recipe: Irish apple currant cake with sticky toffee sauce

Tiny chunks of apple baked into the batter makes this cake moist and delicious.



  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Ontario eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups peeled and coarsely chopped Ontario apples



  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ontario apple juice or whiskey



1 In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in yogurt and vanilla until smooth.

2 In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using electric mixer, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 2 cups of the chopped apples. Set aside.

3 Filling Combine remaining 1 cup chopped apples, brown sugar, currants and oats. Spread half of the batter in greased 10-inch springform pan; add half of the filling. Repeat layers.

4 Bake in 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack before removing sides of springform pan.

5 Sauce In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water together until smooth. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan along with brown sugar and apple juice; whisking well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

6 Drizzle sauce over individual cake slices. Sauce can be served warm or cold.

Tip: This cake freezes very well.

Cooking Time: About 7 minutes
Baking Time: 60 minutes
Makes: 1 cake (16 slices)




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Recipe: Irish apple currant cake with sticky toffee sauce