There's no need to use an electric mixer or a hand whisk to cream the butter to bake this cake. Just using rub-in method and a spatula to mix the ingredients well. Pour batter into the baking tin (pan) and bake. Pretty easy to bake this apple cake!
I bookmarked this recipe in the cookbook, but I was wondering what is Dorset Apple cake. So ... a quick Google search ...
Quote from west dorset foodie :
"Dorset Apple Cake is just a cake that has apples, brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. They can be in the cake, on top, both on top and in the cake; it’s entirely up to you."
A little more sharing :
Dorset is one of the most rural counties of England and is situated on the south coast between Devon and Hampshire. Visit Dorset.
More about Dorset Apple Cake recipe baking for britain.
DORSET APPLE CAKE
Recipe adapted from Cakes and Bakes 500 by Martha Day, with slight modification in blue
Makes one 18cm/7 inch round cake
225g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
225g plain (all-purpose ) flour
1.5 teaspoon baking powder (1 teaspoon)
115g butter, diced (I used unsalted butter)
165g soft light brown sugar (cut down to 130g)
1 egg, beaten
About 2 - 3 tablespoons milk to mix
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line an 18cm/7 inch round cake tin (pan).
|Prepared the ingredients ... opps where's the egg?|
3) Stir in 115g (90g) of the brown sugar, the apple and the egg, and mix well, adding sufficient milk to make a soft dropping consistency. (I used a spatula to mix the ingredients)
4) Transfer the batter to the prepared tin. In a bowl, mix together the remaining sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over the cake mixture, then bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden. (I cover it with loose foil in the last 10 mins of baking)
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
My girl said it tasted like Apple Crumble. Yes, it reminds me of the Apple Crumble that I baked few months ago. Perhaps the same ingredients used - apple and cinnamon.
We like the top crisp brown sugary texture although we find it abit too sweet. Yum yum ... enjoyed a slice of freshly baked soft and moist apple cake ^-^!
Happy baking and have a nice day!
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (September 2014 Event: Apple) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Kit (I-Lost in Austen).
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