Today is Apple Day. Why not mark it by baking a Dorset Apple Cake? This is a tried and tested recipe, which is very quick and easy to make. The result is a delicious, moist cake with a perfect blend of apples, ginger and cinnamon. A real taste of Autumn! Add a few handfuls of sultanas too for extra sweetness if you prefer.
This is the perfect recipe to use up any windfalls from the garden, blown off the apple trees by all the wind and rain we’ve had in the past couple of weeks. It makes a welcome change from apple crumble or stewed apples.
8oz (225g) peeled, cored and chopped apples
4oz (110g) margarine
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
8oz (225g) plain flour
4 oz (110g) sugar
A little milk
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place the flour, salt, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl and rub in the margarine.
- Add in the baking powder and sugar.
- Make a firmish dough by adding the egg and milk.
- Stir well before adding the apples and mixing them in to the mixture.
- Pour in to a greased cake tin and bake in a moderate oven (350F/180C/gas mark 4) for 45 to 50 minutes.
It’s equally delicious hot or cold and can be served with cream, ice cream or lots of custard.
A great choice for an Autumn tea party and a lovely seasonal indulgent pudding for a Sunday lunch.