Why is it called Dorset apple cake?

Why is it called Dorset apple cake?

Why Dorset? Most apple growing counties in the UK make some kind of apple cake and I came across recipes from Somerset, Devon and Kent as well as further afield. There is some variation, for example cider is often included in the Somerset cake, but for the most part, these cakes resemble the Dorset version.

What is Dorset apple cake?

A regional apple cake recipe deserving of global pleasure. This cake is made with fresh bramley apples, lemon juice and zest. Serve with clotted cream.

Can I freeze Dorset apple cake?

Storage: Wrap in clingfilm or tin foil and store in an airtight container. Dorset Apple Cake will keep for 2 days. Freezing: Wrap tightly and freeze for up to 6 months.

What is the best apple for apple cake?

What Are the Best Apples for Baking?

  • Bon Appetit says the best apples for baking are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Mutsu, Winesap, Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) but they also use Granny Smith often.
  • The Kitchen prefers Granny Smith, Jonathan or Jonagold, Cortland, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp.

How do you cut apples for apple cake?

First, you’ll need to peel the apples. Then, using a sharp knife, slice one side of the apple as closely as possible to the core. Repeat with remaining 3 sides. For every piece of apple, hold it cut-side down and slice evenly, about 1/4-inch (1/2 cm) thick.

Can you use plain flour instead of self-raising?

Yes and no. If the recipe calls for plain flour with the addition of baking powder (or another leavening agent), self-raising flour can be used instead, simply omit the leavening agent. If the recipe does not include baking powder or a leavening agent, do not substitute plain flour with self-raising flour.

Can you use plain flour instead of self raising?

Can you grate apples for apple cake?

What we LOVE about Apple Cake: Grated apple instead of chunks. No chopping necessary, simply grab your box grater or food processor and grate all six apples. That’s a lot of apples and I love the texture and flavor that the shredded apple adds to the cake.

Can you use any apples for apple cake?

peeled and thinly sliced fresh apples (I like to use Granny Smith apples, but you can use any variety you like)