Dorset apple cake

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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The landscape of south-western England has been marked by its many apple orchards for centuries. It is therefore not surprising that Dorset is proud of its apple cake, which is eaten hot. Of course, you’ll find apple cakes all over Great Britain, but there are regional differences. For example, there are no spices in the apple cakes from the South, but the further north you go, the more spices and dried fruits make their way into the cake. Because we already have a rich selection of cakes w