Dorset apple cake

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Serves: 8

By Malarky



  • 350g self-raising flour

  • 150ml milk

  • 175g soft brown sugar

  • 2 tsp mixed spice heaped

  • 2 tsp demerara sugar heaped

  • 1 eggs beaten

  • 225g sultanas

  • 175g butter melted on gentle heat in a pan

  • 225g Bramley apples cored, peeled and chopped into 2-3cm pieces


  1. Line a free-form 19cm cake tin.
  2. Mix together chopped apples, sultanas, milk and sugar, and set aside.
  3. Sieve flour and mixed spice into large mixing bowl and run in melted butter, mixing to a lumpy consistency.
  4. Add the chopped apples, sultanas, milk and sugar and stir.
  5. Add the egg and stir until a smoother consistency with the lumps of fruit is achieved.
  6. Spoon mixture into prepared tin.
  7. Sprinkle demerara sugar on top.
  8. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170C for 1.5-1.75 hours. Check the cake after 1.5 hours by pushing a metal skewer into the centre, if it comes out clean then it's done.
  9. When it's done, remove from the oven and leave in the tin for 10-15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool upside down.

Handy Hint

Eat with a cup of tea!

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • cake

  • apple

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • Margo10 28/05/15 22:34

    What is a free-form tin please?

  • Malarky 01/10/10 19:42

    Easy to make but tastes impressive!