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    Dorset Apple Cake

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    40 mins

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    Heather Sullivan's Note:

    This is my version of Dorset Apple Cake based on an old sounding recipe I found online. I've converted it to metric and made the recipe more specific.

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    Serves: 6



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Rub butter into flour.
    2. 2
      Stir in baking powder.
    3. 3
      In a separate bowl, stir sugar into the chopped apples and raisins.
    4. 4
      Add egg and milk and mix gently to a firm sticky dough, add sugared apple pieces & raisins and mix again.
    5. 5
      Scrape into greased or buttered 8x8inch cake pan. Wet hands and press mixture into pan.
    6. 6
      Bake for 30minutes at 330F, 165°C.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2007


      I live in Dorset so I get to try various types of this cake. Try sultanas rather than raisins and add a rounded teaspoon of mixed spice* and the zest of half a lemon. To stop the apple browning put the cubed apple in a polythene bag with a little lemon juice and shake up. Drain any surplus juice before adding it to the cake mix. *not sure if mixed spice is the same in USA as in the UK. In the UK its a mixture of ground cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, coriander & allspice.

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    • on May 31, 2005


      I am in heaven LOL I had a recipe very similar to this many years ago but lost it. Mine didn't have raisens so when I made your recipe I did leave them out as well. To those who try this recipe the mixture is more like a scone mix, not cake batter, so that is why you have to pat it out into the tin. Thanks so much for posting:)

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    • on May 08, 2005


      I had a little difficulty making this but the flavor was good and DH and I both enjoyed eating it. I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the flour-baking powder mixture before cutting in the butter. I used 2 Granny Smith apples and the weight when peeled and cored came to 215g. I used my scale to weigh everything. When I added the egg-milk mixture I couldn't get it to come together, very crumbly so I added another 2 tablespoons milk. It still didn't come together but I added the apple sugar mixture anyway and was able to smoosh it together using my hands. I patted in into the baking dish and pressed it down and baked at 350*F for 35 minutes. It had good flavor. Perhaps it would have been easier to mix in an elecric mixer. Thanks for posting the recipe Heather.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dorset Apple Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 414.6
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 9.8 g
    Cholesterol 75.1 mg
    Sodium 182.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 30.5 g
    Protein 5.7 g

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