DORSET APPLE CAKE
The three south western most counties of England are known for Cream teas and also traditional apple orchards and Cider. This is a traditional spiced apple cake and comes from a Tea garden at Charmouth in Dorsert.
9 0Z SELF RAISING FLOUR
8 OZ COOKING APPLE( Bramleys seedling) finely chopped wght after peeing and coring
1 RED EATING APPLE cored and cut into thin circles( Devonshire quarrendon apple or other sweet red apple).
8 oz BUTTER
8 oz CASTER SUGAR
1 OZ CORN FLOUR
4 LARGE EGGS
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON
1 TEASPOON MIXED SPICE
FOR TOPPING- LEMON JUICE AND SOFT BROWN SUGAR
WATER TO MIX
Placed the slices of red eating apple on in a bowl with the lemon juice.
Sift the flour with the cinnamon and spice
Cream together the butter and sugar, Beat the eggs, Add the beaten eggs to the sugar / butter alternatively with the flour,
Mix the cornflour with the chopped cooking apple and then add to the mix carefully folding the chopped apple into the cake mix.
pour into a 7 inch lined cake tin.
Place the sliced red eating apple on top and dust these with brown sugar.
Bake one to one and a quarter hours intil it is done testing with a needle. at 170 C