Dorset Apple Cake Dorset Tea Style

Dorset apple cake was officially voted Dorset’s national dish in 2006.

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We challenged Lizzie and from The Baking Birds in Upwey, Dorset to create a Dorset Tea™ Dorset Apple, Cake and here it is for you to try at home. Deliciously moist, packed with fruit and bursting with flavour the cake has a Dorset Tea™ tea glaze making it the perfect partner for a lovely hot cup of our premium tea.

Ingredients

Fruit:

  • 2 Dorset Tea™ tea bags
  • 250g mixed dried fruit
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar

 

Cake:

  • 125g butter
  • 250g dark soft brown sugar
  • 500g English Apples
  • (such as Bramley or Cox)
  • Unprepared weight, cored & roughly chopped into pieces (approx 2 cm)
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 1 level teaspoon mixed spice

Syrup Glaze:

  • 50g dark brown sugar & strained liquid from steeped fruit

How to make

To prepare the fruit:

  • Put 2 Dorset Tea™ tea bags in a bowl, add sugar & the mixed fruit & pour on boiling water. Leave to steep overnight or at least 2 hours.

To make the cake:

  1. Line a 7 inch square or 8 inch round cake tin with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to Gas 4/ 180C
  2. Put the butter, sugar & drained fruit in a saucepan. Cook gently until the sugar is dissolved & then bring to a simmer. Switch off the heat & throw the prepared apple in the pan & allow to cool for about 20 minutes
  3. As soon as it's cool, beat in the eggs and add the flour and mixed spice.
  4. Mix until just combined & pour into the tin. Pop in the oven for 1 hr -1 hr 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Whilst the cake is cooking make the syrup glaze. Add the sugar to the strained tea from the fruit in a small saucepan. Bring this to the boil & then switch off.
  6. Pour this syrup over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

 

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  1. This cake looks lovely and as we have loads of Bramley apples I hope to make it soon.

    When do you add the eggs, flour and spice to the mixture? Is there a step missing between 2 and 3 in the instructions?

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    Elizabeth Wrighton: Aug 23, 2015 at 10:02 PM
  1. This cake looks lovely and as we have loads of Bramley apples I hope to make it soon.

    When do you add the eggs, flour and spice to the mixture? Is there a step missing between 2 and 3 in the instructions?

    Unrated
    Elizabeth Wrighton: Aug 23, 2015 at 10:02 PM