Dorset apple traybake

Dorset apple traybake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal285
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.66g
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Ingredients

  • 450g cooking apples (such as Bramley)
  • juice of ½ lemon
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  • 225g butter, softened
    Butter

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  • 280g golden caster sugar
  • 4 egg
    Eggs

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  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • demerara sugar, to sprinkle

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.

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Comments (216)

suestivala's picture

It was amazingly goood.... <3

babswilkes's picture
5

I made this cake for the first time on Thursday, I live in Spain and cannot get Bramleys, so I used Granny Smiths. I needed to leave it in the oven a little longer than stated but this just could be my oven. It was a real winner, I run a guesthouse and we are having a special weekend and all the guests are on a full board basis. I cut the cake into squares and served it with afternoon tea really yummy

parkin_michelle's picture
5

I've made this cake a few times and everyone loves it! It's so quick and easy to make!

mandyj40's picture
5

I have been wondering what to do with a tin of apples leftover from a christmas hamper given to me and decided to try this. What a hit! I used half brown sugar and half white sugar and served with homemade toffee sauce. YUM!!!

debsieeg's picture
4

Had loads of pears but no apples so made it with pears, added a teaspoon of ginger and it went down a treat at work, had to cook it for much longer than suggested probably an extra 20 to 30 mins but will definitely make it again, the word used over and over again was "moist", lovely

juliamccartney's picture
1

Stodgy and soggy - tried it warm with ice cream and cold. Maybe I cooked it wrong?!!!

krazykath41's picture
5

really yummy made last night, went down a treat with family & im work will definately make again.

clareholdcroft's picture
4

Very easy to make and tasty. Would halve the ingredients next time, as makes quite a lot!

deb666's picture
5

Really lovely cake that can be serve hot or cold, dessert or cake. so easy to make and looked great. I added cinnamon and it worked well with normal eating apples

deb666's picture
5

Really loved this cake, really easy to do and looks great. Can be eaten hot or cold, dessert or cake. Yum Yum

Frantic Flapjack's picture
5

I have loads of cooking apples left over from my tree and tried this one. Gorgeous and yummy. I'm eating a piece now!

poisondwarf's picture

Made this according to instructions, although adding mixed spice. It went all over the sides of the tin and took much longer to cook through. Is the tin size correct? Tasted wonderful though, especially warm with cream.

salleverton's picture
5

Brilliant. Definitely worth a try.

swanky's picture

This was delicious and really easy to make. Looked beautiful when cooked, even better than the picture. Really nice with custard.

domesticgoddessintra's picture
3

Ok, pretty stodgy. Ended up using this as a base for trifle soaked in Brandy.

annebedford's picture

Added mixed spice and cinnamon and less sugar which all seemed to work. Whole family loved it - managed to sneak some into the freezer first. Delicious and so easy.

alisonwaite's picture
5

I have never been particularly successful with traybakes. I used the baking oven of an Aga to cook this but substituted the butter with soya margarine. The results were fantastic. This will definitely become a family favourite and I have already passed this recipe onto three friends!

tempted's picture

must try this it looks delicious and quick and easy to make

ancameni's picture
5

I live in the US and this cake looked so delicious i had to make it. I am not able to get the apples specified, i had to substitute it with Granny Smith.
I was a bit sceptical, but the cake came together fast and is really good. Its simplicity lets the flavors of the ingredients come through. I just a piece with Vanilla IceCream. Besides a buttery and appley taste it also looks great and is cut into bars very easlily.

agfroggatt's picture
4

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.

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