Dorset apple traybake

Dorset apple traybake

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 pieces

Simple-to-whip-up apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a tea time treat

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
285
protein
4g
carbs
39g
fat
13g
saturates
8g
fibre
1g
sugar
23g
salt
0.66g

Ingredients

  • 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

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.
  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 over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar. 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 into bars or squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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agfroggatt's picture
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A good alternative to Eve's Pudding as it is lighter and cooks more evenly. The spices with the apples help to lift it. I used mixed spice and next time would probably add cinnamon as well.

nunnjosh's picture
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Very dull. I would use golden delicious, spices and booze

pambrad's picture
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I made this for workmates, while I was off work sick, it went down very well - my mixer blew up tho', so I now mix ingredients gradually. Now made it six times, it is heaven and the whole family love it, one wants it for their wedding ..

barnym's picture
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Amazed that this is so highly rated. Its so bland it could be a USA recipe. It needs 2 tsp of mixed spice and 100g sultanas soaked in 1 tbs brandy. If you can't get any cooking apples more flavoursome than Bramley, use Braeburn. Zest the lemon before you juice it. Too much juice. Serve with sour cream.

sandyzervas's picture
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We all love it! The unfortunate thing is that it never lasts the day... On the other hand, it's so easy to prepare yet one more!

virginia13's picture
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Fantastic recipe, very moist and fruity. Went down very well.

scrappyali's picture
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This went down a treat. With a daughter who won't eat much fruit this was a great way of getting her to eat apples and enjoy them.
I enjoyed it best warm with cream as a pudding. The kids like it warm with a bit of ice cream.

dylanski's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous - especially with a dollop of cream!

notmum's picture
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Ok,nice change nothing extra special though.

ginafaresin's picture

It was lovely. Will make it again when not on a diet!!

kookgodin28's picture
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Very tasty. Will be making this one again

sarahmarshall's picture
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The children love this cake

phildelahaye's picture
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easy to make and really tasty - I added some cinnamon and mixed spice to mine which I think worked well.
Next time I make it we're going to have it hot with custard as a pudding too as I think it would be great like that as well as cold.
definitely recommend the recipe.

cebryder's picture
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it makes a lovely change to a banana cake. And you can eat the fruit and pretend the cake is good for you!!

theflat's picture
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Delicious!!! Would make again.

keithkateandegg's picture
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wow! great with ice cream and so easy to make!!!!

emelems's picture
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The family thought this was fabulous! Can thoroughly recommend..

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