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Kerry's Dorset Apple Cake


this is not your normal Dorset Apple cake, with hidden chucks of fudge in the recipe this is the best you will find! lovely served warm from the oven with clotted cream

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  • 450g cooking apples (such as Bramley)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 225g butter
  • softened
  • 280g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • demerara sugar
  • to sprinkle
  • fudge cut into small (ish) chunks


servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a cake tin with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.

Step 2

Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples and fudge over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar.

Step 3

Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Cut and serve.

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