Dorset Apple Cake Recipe

Dorset Apple Cake

Dorset Apple Cake Recipe Submitted by Livifhisherman

I have not long returned from a holiday in Dorset, where Apple Cake can be found everywhere.  This is a recipe I have found to be very nice.

Ingredients for Dorset Apple Cake :

  • 225g cooking apples, peeled , cored and chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 115g butter –  diced
  • 165g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method for Dorset Apple Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (Gas Mark 4).
  2. Grease and line a 7inch round cake tin.
  3. Toss the apple with the lemon juice and set aside. sift the flour and baking powder together then rub in the butter, until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir 115g of the sugar, the apple and the egg, mix well, adding a little of the milk at a time to make a soft doughy mix.
  5. Transfer into your tin.
  6. In a bowl, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the cake mix.
  7. Bake for 45-50mins. leave to cool in the tin for 10mins, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
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11 comments on “Dorset Apple Cake Recipe
  1. This is so similar to the apple cake Iv’e been making for years ( In Bristol when my ” kids were small) Now I call it ” Devon Apple Cake ” & it is still popular & easy & quick!!
    A good cake to make if you haven’t made many cakes ” yet” .

  2. I love any desert with apples and I’m sure to try this recipe out soon. Dorset apple cake is very popular and I hope mine comes out as nice as theirs do.

  3. Mae says:

    Please does anyone know if this cake freezes well? I have a huge amount of apples to use and would like to make this cake and freeze some.

  4. bear says:

    Just made this cake – its really easy to make, and very very nice!!

  5. norjam says:

    I made this on the weekend, and brought some into work. It’s all gone and everyone is asking me to make more! A success and so easy.

  6. Mary - UK says:

    Made 2 of these cakes this afternoon – the second one is still in the oven. I didn’t have 2 tins so they’ve had to be made separately. I just had to make them because I have only just come back from Dorset – tried it there (shop bought) and it was delicious, so I hoping “home made” will be even better. They smell good too. One cake is for a neighbour who gives me loads of windfall cooking apples.

  7. Lizzie Rigler says:

    I was given a big bag of apples this week. At first I was going to make a crumble but decided to make an apple cake (and so glad I did). This is such a quuick & easy recipe and so delicious that I have made 3 in 2 days and about to make 2 more. You should try it, fantastic and so moreish.

  8. Ruu says:

    When you chop the apples for this cake, how small do they need to be? Very finely chopped like onion or diced 1/2 inch cubes? I want to make this for my son’s first birthday – he loves apple.

  9. Jane Durham says:

    A fantastic recipe that works every time. I have made loads of them with eating and cooking apples and pears – all taste delicious. I live in Dorset and out of all the apple cake recipes available this is my all time favourite. My entire family love them.

  10. Jane Durham says:

    I forgot to say that the cake does freeze well – I have plenty in my freezer awaiting consumption and am just about to make more with the last of the apples from the tree.

  11. Andy Nash says:

    Any idea how long this cake will keep (unfrozen)? I’m considering making it at the weeken for a Thursday event as I don’t have the time mid week. Will it still be OK?

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