Irish Brick Cake
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This is a heavy cake that my family ate every bite of. The cake can be filled with any sort of fruit you enjoy.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 10
  • 250gm butter
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 250 gm plain flour
  • 250gm oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of bicarb soda.
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup of dates, chopped roughly.
  1. Preheat your oven to 180’c. Line a 20cm round cake tin with grease proof paper.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup over a low temperature. You want the sugar to dissolve on the stove.
  3. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl place the flour, oats, salt and bicarb soda.
  4. Peel and chop the apples and chop the dates.
  5. Once the butter and sugar mixture is melted add it to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Layer half the mixture into the cake tin and press down to the bottom and sides. Layer the apple slices on the cake mixture lightly pressing down once complete sprinkle the dates over the top.
  6. Add the remaining mixture and cover the apple and date layer.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35min or until lightly golden. Allow to cool for five minutes before serving.
  8. NOTE: You can replace the sugar and golden syrup with 250gm of honey though you will need to add an extra 50gm of plain flour to the recipe.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at