Saturday, 13 October 2012

Dorset Apple Traybake


I've been wanting to bake this for ages ever since I researched Dorset bakes when I mistakenly thought that the August Best of British challenge was Dorset. It was in fact Yorkshire and I ended up making a Real Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries and Apple Cake. Well things have come full circle as this month Karen from Lavender and Lovage is hosting Best of British again and it really is Dorset this month! Yay! 

The Best of British Challenge was created by Fiona from London Unattached and Karen from Lavender and Lovage which will run for 6 months. Each month, a county or region around the UK is selected. To enter, blog about your interpretation of a recipe or dish from that region. The challenge is sponsored by New World Appliances and there is a prize of a £50 Amazon voucher. 

I've entered every challenge since it started except for last month which was London. I am doubly upset as I live in London but unfortunately Sep was a crazy month and I was unable to participate. You can see the round up of amazing London entries here. I'm so excited to join in again this month with this simple and delicious bake from BBC Good Food. I especially like the layer of apples in the middle. The cake was moist, delicious and flavourful - definitely one to bake again and again. 


I'm also sending it to Made with love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior who encourages us to bake from scratch.


As apples are in season, I'm also entering this to Simple and in Season created by Ren from Fabulicious Food and guest hosted this month by Nazima from Franglaiskitchen.



 fresh Bramley apples 

 middle layer of apples 

 sprinkle sugar on the top layer 

 fresh from the oven 

 who wants a slice? 




36 comments:

  1. Look absolutely delicious!!xo

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  2. Yes please!! I love the way all the cake batter rises up and over the slices. Gorgeous tray bake! Bet the kitchen smelt incredible too!

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    1. The smell was amazing! The cake tasted good too :)

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  3. I was debating today whether or not to buy a cake tin in the shape of an apple, it would have been perfect for this! I didn't buy it in the end as I have an apple shaped pastry mould already I've never even used, and I wasn't sure I could get it in my suitcase, and I would have been right! I did buy my first bundt tin though...

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    1. Apple shaped cake tin sounds cool! I have an apple shaped pastry mould which I've never used either! Bought it on sale in America.

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  4. Oh yes please and I'll have custard with mine.

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  5. oh wow, that looks really good! I do wish people would stop baking such fabulous things and putting my cooking to shame! Good luck! (oh and we are about to announce the overall judge for Best of British, there's a grand prize of £300 for someone!

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    1. Thanks! Ooh sounds like a great prize - fingers crossed :)

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  6. LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY! Pass me a LARGE slice of that over please Ros and thanks for much for alerting me to the broken linky on the BOB Dorset post, which, is now working! Great entry and I do love a GOOD apple cake! Karen

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    1. I love apple cakes too. Sending a large slice over :)

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  7. Very good choice for the BoB challenge in my opinion - there's something very British about apple cakes. This looks lovely - I'm especially fond of the cakes with apples sliced into the middle.

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    1. Yes definitely very British and very delicious!

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  8. Yummy, looks delicious. I love anything with baked apples.

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  9. Looks gorgeous! I'll have mine with some double cream, please.

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  10. That looks delicious Ros - I love apples baked into a cake, they're so soft and moist and contrast with yet complement the cake so well.

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    1. Apple cake is one of my favourite cakes (after lemon and chocolate cake)

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  11. How good does this bake look! I wish I had some apples in the fruit bowl so I could get baking right now!

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    1. This looks and tastes amazing and it's really easy to put together. I'm sure I'll be making this again especially now that it's apple season :)

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  12. Mmmm I absolutely love Dorset Apple cake. I haven't made it in a while but this tray bake is a great idea!

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    1. tried and trusted BBC good food recipe!

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  13. So simple and so delicious - it's finally apple season again and I'm loving all the wonderful apple recipes! Thanks so much for sharing, Ros - I bet this was mighty tasty...

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    1. I love apple season... look out for more apple bakes :)

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  14. Apple is my favourite fruit to bake into a cake - and this yummy traybake shows why!

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  15. I'll have a slice please! I'm loving all the autumnal apple bakes at the moment

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    1. I'm loving all the autumnal apple bakes too :)

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  16. This looks so tasty...and perfectly autumnal! A slice for me too please! :-)

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  17. Love the crispy "shell" on top there... apple cake is so lovely isn't it? You can't beat bramley apples I think... such a lovely, tart apple which gives way to a gorgeous, rich-flavour when baked.

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    1. I totally agree.... I just made another Bramley apple recipe today :)

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  18. I think bramley apple cakes are wonderful and this one being so bursting full of fruit must be delicious. Thanks for linking to simple and in season !

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    1. Thanks for hosting. This was a lovely and simple cake and it was delicious :)

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