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:

7oz Self raising Flour
1 teaspoon of Baking Power
1oz Cornflour
4oz Butter
4oz Golden Caster Sugar
1/2 lb Cooking Apples (peeled and diced)
1 Lemon (the zest of)
1 Egg (large)
1 tablespoon Milk
2 oz Sultanas (optional)
1 Cooking Apple (peeled and finely sliced), Fresh Lemon Juice, Soft Brown Sugar – This go on top of the cake to finish off

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.

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