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Scrummy Somerset Cider and Apple Goodness
I live in Bristol which is nestled between North Somerset and South Somerset. This area is known for it's delicious cider and recipes from this part of the world use cider in many imaginative ways to flavour both savoury and sweet dishes. Here is a traditional cider cake with a somerset twist. We sourced Somerset cider and locally produced apples to make this

Posted by Emma H. from Bristol, England, United Kingdom • Published See Emma H.'s 6 projects »
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  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    (The night before)
    Soak the sultanas overnight in the cider and take the butter out of the fridge to soften.

    The next day, gather together your remaining ingredients.

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C

    Grease an 8 in / 21 cm square cake tin with a little butter

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add the eggs and mix together well

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sift together the flour and bicarbonate into a large mixing bowl

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add half of the flour and bicarbonate to the other ingredients and beat together

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Peel, core and slice the apples

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add in the sultanas and cider to the other ingredients, then add this to the remaining flour and bicarbonate and mix together well.

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Layer the apple in the bottom of the tin, cover quickly with the cake mixture and place in the pre-heated oven. If the mixture is left sitting around, the cake will not rise.

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bake for 45 min - 1 hr, checking with a skewer. Once cooked, cool in the tin for 30 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack or plate to cool completely.

  • How to bake an apple cake. Somerset Cider And Apple Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Serve and enjoy!

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