On Sunday I was kindly gifted with free local eggs and free local apples, so an apple cake was always going to be made!
Apple and cinnamon is one of my very favourite combinations, so I looked up an easy quick bake. As usual, my go-to of BBC Good Food provided a good recipe for a Dorset Apple Cake traybake.
I’ve decided that I shouldn’t bake when Mr B goes out, it’s so much easier to bake if you have someone taking the photos for you! So I’m sorry that there aren’t many photos. The cake mix was a very stiff solid mix, which is great for the apples to rest nice and secure in whilst the sponge baked. The recipe advises for sliced apples but I just chopped mine up nice and small and gave more than a liberal coating of lemon juice to avoid the apples turning brown. The cake mix doesn’t include cinnamon but I probably added 1.5 teaspoons to the mix.
The recipe calls for the sponge mix and apples to be built up in layers, which is fine but trying to spread a dense sponge mix wasn’t the easiest thing over the second layer of apples, so be patient and use a sillicone spatula to make it a little easier!
The bake was good until… I turned it out of the pan and my hand slipped, causing the traybake to break in three uneven pieces onto the worktop! So instead of nice neat squares, think more an assortment of shapes. At least none of it landed on the floor! It still tasted great, even causing Mr B to exclaim that it was the best thing I had ever baked. So all was not lost!