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Somerset Apple Cake


Plain sponge cake with chopped apple mixed in, slight flavouring of sweet spices. Known, by this name, at least since newspaper reports from the 1930s

Alex Bray...

See: Dorset Apple Cake

Original receipt from the 'Londonderry Sentinel' - Saturday 19 May 1956
Somerset Apple Cake

4 oz butter
6 oz dark soft brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz plain wholemeal flour
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3-4 tbsp fresh milk
1 tbsp clear honey
1 tbsp light demerara sugar

Grease and line a deep 7 inch round cake tin.Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour, spices and baking powder and mix well. Fold in the apples and enough milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake at 170C (325F mark 3 for 1 1/2 hours, until well risen and firm to the touch. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool. When the cake is cold, brush with the honey and sprinkle with the demerara sugar to decorate.

See also:
Apple Cheese
Breadcrumb Apple Cake
Cheese and Apple Cake
Dorset Apple Cake
Shropshire Apple Cake
Somerset Apple Cake
Yorkshire Apple Cake

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