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When I first came to America I was overwhelmed by the amount of cinnamon used in so many breads and cakes.
The thinner rectangular side slices can be cut in half.
This lighter flour produces a softer crusted cake, which better resembles an apple cake made in Ireland. I prefer to add a hint of cloves and nutmeg, spices more closely associated with apples in Ireland.
If you can’t imagine cooked apples without cinnamon, feel free to toss some in.
Irish apple pies or tarts are made without spice or with a hint of cloves.
Cut the butter into the flour and rub it in using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Throughout my childhood I watched my mom and grannys rubbing butter into flour using their bare hands, so there’s no modernizing me at this stage. If you use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, I would increase the amount of butter to 6 ounces. Next toss in the sugar and mix it through the flour.
This avoids adding browning apple slices to the cake.