Dorset Apple Cake

14 Oct


I have been very lucky this year, as a friend with whom I play football has a large apple tree in her family garden…and too many apples to know what to do with! So obviously, I was more than willing to take some off her hands.

This is a very straightforward apple cake, and it’s a lovely little cake to go with a nice cup of tea and a natter. It’s not a show stopper by any means, but it is a good, tasty, simple cake. Personally I think it would be nice served warm with a little bit of custard, but it’s also nice on it’s own.


Recipe (from BBC Good Food)

  • 450g cooking apples (such as Bramley)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 225g butter , softened
  • 280g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • demerara sugar , to sprinkle
  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.
  2. Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar.
  3. Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Cut into bars or squares.


One Response to “Dorset Apple Cake”


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