Dorset Apple Cake

In Autumn, Blog, Seasonal Recipes by Luke Stuart2 Comments

This sweet Dorset treat is easy to make and great served warm with clotted cream. The perfect Afternoon Tea.


  • 3 Dorset Bramley apples
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g soft butter
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat oven 180°c
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and cinnamon
  3. Peel the apples and dice
  4. Coat the apples with a small amount of the flour mixture
  5. Add the beaten eggs, butter and sugar to the flour mixture until smooth
  6. Fold in the apples
  7. Spoon into greased baking tin
  8. Put the tin into the oven for 1 hour, cake should be spongy to touch in the middle
  9. Remove to a cooling rack and dust with icing sugar
  10. Serve warm with Dorset clotted cream

White Pepper’s top tip: Once the cake has cooled, you can serve it warm by cutting a slice, covering with cling film, and popping it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.


  1. Tried the recipe this wknd. Very easy and came out lovely. Served warm with custard, yum!

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