English Recipe Corner: Dorset Apple Cake

Each week my Mum sends us an English recipe to enjoy and we’re on an apples kick right now!

DORSET APPLE CAKE (makes 6 to 8 slices)


  • 8 ozs cooking apples peeled cored and chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 and a half teaspoon baking powder
  • Half a cup diced butter
  • 1 cup soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • Half teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 F
  2. Grease and line a 7 inch round cake tin
  3. Toss apple with lemon juice and set aside
  4. Sift flour and baking powder and rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  5. Stir in half cup of sugar, the apple and the egg and mix well adding enough milk to make soft dropping consistency
  6. Transfer dough to greased tin
  7. In a bowl mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over cake mixture
  8. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until golden
  9. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer to cooling tray

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