Somerset Apple Cake

While making Sunday Lunch last week I noticed that the apples in the fruit basket were going all wrinkly. I don’t like waste so I peeled and chopped them ready to make a crumble for pudding but while looking in The Complete Farmhouse Kitchen Cook Book I came across this recipe for Somerset Apple Cake and decided to make it.

I planned on serving it to everyone else and having a bowl of fruit for my pudding but when it came out of the oven it smelt absolutely delicious and I just couldn’t resist!

Somerset Apple Cake

Just a note…I couldn’t be bothered grating an orange rind and I didn’t have any candied peel so I left them out and it was still wonderful 🙂


75g Butter
175g Sugar
1 Orange Rind, grated
225g Self-Raising Flour
450g Bramley Apples, peeled, cored and cubed
2 Eggs, beaten
2 tbsp Milk
25g Candied Peel, chopped
1 tbsp Granulated Sugar


  1.  Grease and flour a 23cm/9 inch cake tin
  2. Cream butter, sugar and orange rind and beat until light and creamy.
  3. Mix 1 tbsp of the flour with the apples in a dish.
  4. Put eggs and milk in a bowl with the creamed butter.
  5. Add remaining flour, peel and apples to the creamed mixture and blend well with a metal spoon.
  6. Turn into prepared tin, sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven, Gas 4, 350°F, 180°C for 40 to 50 minutes until golden brown.
Serve cold as a cake or hot as a pudding with cream.
We had ours hot with ice cream 🙂



  1. fritha strickland 14th February 2015 at 6:59 pm

    oh that looks so good! anything with apples is a yes from me x

  2. Clare Nicholas 8th February 2015 at 9:58 am

    Ohhhh I have these ingredients, will definitely have to try.

  3. Cheryl Pasquier 8th February 2015 at 9:34 am

    Uh oh … I have some slightly wrinkly apples (honest they are ! lol) so I might have to make this now ! 😉

  4. Carolynne @ 7th February 2015 at 11:24 pm

    These look delish! And so esay to make, thank you x

  5. Kara Guppy 7th February 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I love making Dorset apple cake and this looks very similar

  6. Claire Toplis 5th February 2015 at 7:01 pm

    what an amazing use of apples and I love cake x

  7. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows 5th February 2015 at 3:14 pm

    That sounds lovely – and a fab way of using up leftover apples!

  8. Michelle K 5th February 2015 at 8:38 am

    Oh wow this looks and sounds amazing! xxx

  9. lisa prince 5th February 2015 at 8:05 am

    oh wow apple pie, i havent had that for ages but its one of those home comfort foods you always seem to want to enjoy x

  10. Charlotte R.B 5th February 2015 at 12:22 am

    OMG! My mouth is watering right now – I want to give this a try and make it!
    Thanks for sharing lovely

    Charlotte x

  11. Mummy of Two 4th February 2015 at 6:51 pm

    This sounds delicious – especially with the ice cream!

  12. Emily Knight 4th February 2015 at 4:39 pm

    All store cupboard ingredients too…perfect! Will have to give this a go!

  13. Mina Joshi 4th February 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I love apple pie and crumble so I am sure I would love this cake. Hot cake with cold ice cream is a perfect combination for me.

  14. Cherished By Me 4th February 2015 at 3:31 pm

    What a great idea to use up fruit, I always feel so virtuous when I do that, it looks lovely 🙂

  15. The 40 Year Old Domestic Godddess 4th February 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Yummmmmmmyyy……I wish I could jump inside the screen and grab a slice of this. xxx

  16. My Family Ties 4th February 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Sounds lovely, Just perfect for a treat at the weekend 🙂

  17. Ant 3rd February 2015 at 8:47 am

    And I had most of the remainder cold….

  18. Robyn 3rd February 2015 at 3:53 am

    Uhmm this looks amazing!! I am so hungry now haha.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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