Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Dorset Apple Cake



I was given a huge bucket of apples yesterday - whatever could I make? I made some of my Apple Butter, which I just love to eat on toast and then I found this recipe amongst my recipe collection.

Dorset Apple Cake.
Ingredients

450g cooking apples
juice of 1 lemon
225g butter - softened
280g caster sugar
4 eggs
2tsp. vanilla extract
350g SR flour
2tsp. baking powder
demerara sugar - to sprinkle on top

Method
1. Pre-heat oven to Gas 4/180C
2. Grease and line a rectangular tray - approx 27cm x 20cm
3. Peel and slice the apples thinly into a small bowl and cover with the lemon
juice - leave on one side
4. Place butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large
mixing bowl.
5. Arrange half the mixture into the tray. Cover with the apples (drain off any
lemon juice).
6. At this stage I added some fresh blackberries - just picked - but this is
optional
7. Cover the fruit with the rest of the cake mixture. Sprinkle on the demerara
sugar
8. Bake for 40-45 mins until cake mixture springs back when touched.

I served it cut into slices with some Greek Yoghurt, but I am sure it would be good with any type of cream or even ice-cream.

Try it out and let me know how you get on.

7 comments:

Maggie B said...

Hi Ann,
Glad you popped over to Normandy this morning, because it means I get to visit Dorset, one of my favourite English counties.
Your apple cake sounds delish and I will certainly give it a try soon.
Maggie

Jackie said...

The apple butter sounds interesting!! Jackie in Surrey

Natasha said...

Yum-that sounds divine! I have never heard of Dorset apple cake. I will bookmark this post and try it for sure.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Nora Johnson said...

This brought back so many memories of happy holidays spent in Dorset as a child! The cake looks so yummy-will definitely try the recipe. TFS!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is OVER HERE! Hope you can stop by.
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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This looks soooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing and for your visit!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Now that sounds yummy! I love all things apple!

Jenny said...

This sounds delicious!