Dorset Apple Cake
Looking for a good recipe for apple cake and found this one, I have made it quite a few times now and it’s always successful. It’s simple to make and quick too. The apple and lemon taste lovely and it makes a really good ‘cut and come again’ cake.
When I make this cake I double the quantities in the hope it will last a little longer, you can do the same you just have to adjust the length cooking time but the recipe below is for the original amounts.
To make you need the following:
Line and grease an 8 inch round cake tin
Pre heat oven to Gas Mark 5, 190C, 375F
Sift the flour, cornflour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl
Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mix then rub in until it looks like fine bread crumbs
Stir in the sugar, diced apple, lemon zest and if using the sultanas
Add the egg and milk to the mix and bind together
Add to the baking tin and level the top
Place the slice apple in lemon juice and place on top of the cake, now add the brown sugar
Cook for about 30 – 40 minutes checking with a scewer. It is done when the scewer comes out clean of cake mix.