Dorset Apple Cake. Edd Kimber creates a rustic bake with chunks of sweet apple and a crunchy demerara sugar topping. This traditional British apple cake is fabulously moist with a slightly crisp topping. This Dorset Apple Cake can be a day-long adventure (at least it was for me)!
How to Make A Traditional Dorset Apple Cake. As Dorset has adopted the apple cake as its official culinary symbol, I've plumped for the West Country variety, though those from further north may be interested to note that Julie Duff's truly excellent book. This is my version of Dorset Apple Cake based on an old sounding recipe I found online. You can have Dorset Apple Cake using 7 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Dorset Apple Cake
- You need 1 lb of apples (sour if possible).
- Prepare 4 oz of sultanas.
- Prepare 6 oz of butter/soft margarine.
- You need 12 oz of self raising flour.
- It’s 1 tsp of ground ginger.
- You need 6 oz of sugar.
- It’s 3 of eggs.
I've converted it to metric and made the recipe more specific. Dorset Apple Cake is a recipe cooked on the basic Cake Oven. It can be made gourmet by adding Vanilla. I love apple cake – especially when it's all gooey with apples so I decided to make one this week.
Dorset Apple Cake step by step
- Peel, core and grate apples.
- Mix flour, ginger and butter / margarine together until it resembles crumbs.
- Add sugar, apples and sultanas..
- Beat the eggs and add to mixture..
- Mix until well combined.
- Grease and line a 2 lb loaf tin, pour mixture in, level top..
- Bake at 180C for 1 hour, until a skewer / toothpick comes out clean..
- Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes then tip out on to wire rack to cool..
- Serve. Can be served warm or cold.
- You can substitute ground cinnamon for the ginger..
- I use demerara sugar, but you can use white or golden..
- Look out for my other post for 'Ades Dorset Apple cake '.
There are many different variations on recipes for the Dorset Apple Cake. Mini Dorset apple cakes for little people. But the traditional recipe is for a large, plain looking fruit cake, not the usual sort of treat to appeal to young children. So I adapted the recipe to make it more child. This is my grandmother's apple cake recipe from the coastal wilds of Dorset.