Dorset apple traybake

Dorset apple traybake

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(173 ratings)

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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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  • 225g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 280g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

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

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 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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alisoncrabb
23rd Sep, 2012
3.05
Quite dry as a cake - lovely hot with custard on as a pudding though.
mishiejw
19th Sep, 2012
Lovely, swapped out vanilla for cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp & used a mix of apples. Mine cooked in an hour and 10 mins Defintley make again massive hit!!!
yuliapilova
17th Sep, 2012
5.05
Family favourite, just can't get enough of it, make it at least twice in a month.
maltby-smith
4th Sep, 2012
5.05
Brilliant Recipe. I didn't find it bland at all. i've been looking for a quick and yummy recipe to use up the apples from the garden and now ive found it! We had it as a dessert last night with cream and ice cream and the remainder will be eaten with a nice cup of tea!
madmumof3
2nd Aug, 2012
This is so easy to make, and a firm favourite in our house. Cold or hot with custard, it is fabulous. Making one to take away on holiday! Easy to make, everyone who hasn't tried it, should!
stephlord1990
15th Jul, 2012
5.05
very easy to make and tastes great with custard
chazman
6th Jul, 2012
More like space cakes then traybakes.
edwardhenry
3rd Jul, 2012
So easy to make and tastes wonderful.
kaseygrainger
30th Jun, 2012
5.05
Light, moist and delicious. I used golden delicious apples and added 1tsp of mixed spice. Baked for 45 minutes and served with ice-cream. Will make again and again.
lovelysusziex
11th Jun, 2012
4.05
I added cinnamon, few table spoons of golden syrup and a cup of ground almonds. Smells nice baking right now :)

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