Dorset Apple Cake

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 4oz lard or butter
  • 8oz plain flour
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 8oz peeled, cored and chopped apples
  • 4oz sugar
  • 1 egg


    Rub the lard or butter into the flour and salt. Stir in the baking powder. Mix the apples with the sugar and stir into the flour mixture. Mix to a dough with the beaten egg. Put into a greased eight inch cake tin, spreading the mixture about one inch thick. Bake at 350°F, 180°C, gas mark 4 for fifty minutes. Cut open while still hot and spread with butter. A few currants or raisins can be added to the mixture.