Dorset apple cake

Edd Kimber
Edd Kimber
Edd is a professional baker, food writer and TV personality. After winning the original series of the hot BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking.

  • Preparation: 5’
  • Cooking: 60’
  • Total time: 65’

Ingredients

  • 65 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 2/3 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/3 large eggs
  • 100 g wholewheat self-raising flour
  • 35 g ground almonds
  • 65 g plain yoghurt
  • 135 g granny smith apples
  • juice of 2/3 lemon
  • 20 g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Step 1

To make the cake place the butter, sugar and vanilla into the bowl of the Cookprocessor, fitted with the kneading blade. Set the timer to 5 minutes and press play to start. Slowly increase the speed to 8.

Step 2

Add the eggs to the bowl and pulse for about 10 seconds or until smooth and fully combined.

Step 3

Add the flour, almonds and yoghurt to the Cook Processor and pulse for 5-10 seconds until the cake batter is smooth.

Step 4

Spread the batter into a deep 8 inch cake pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl toss together the apples and lemon juice and arrange the apples on top of the batter. Finish by sprinkling the hazelnuts over the apples..

Step 5

Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 50 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Chefs Suggestions

Kept in a sealed container this cake will keep for up to three days in an air-tight container.

Alternative Recipe 1

For a simple twist you can replace the apple with pear and the hazelnut with pecan.

Alternative Recipe 2

If you want to make this cake more nutritious and boost the flavour replace 1/3 of the flour with buckwheat flour.

A RECIPE BY EDD KIMBER

Edd is a professional baker, food writer and TV personality. After studying politics at university, Edd started to work in the banking industry but didn’t enjoy it. So after winning the original series of the hot BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking. Since the show he has appeared on numerous TV shows and his recipes regularly appear in some of the UK’s top food magazines. In 2013 Edd ran a pop-up bakery at Fortnum and Mason making his favourite recipes from his books. He has written two books ‘The Boy Who Bakes’ released in 2011 and ‘Say It With Cake’ in 2012.
"The Cook Processor is an extremely useful kitchen tool and will become central to your daily cooking. It can help you prepare delicious meals quickly and more efficiently. Even if you have never cooked before you can let the programmed cooking modes guide you through the entire process, helping you gain confidence in the kitchen"