Dorset Apple Cake

  • 450g apples
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 225g free-from margarine
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed meal plus 9 tbsp water (replaces 3 eggs)
  • 225g self-raising flour (I used 225g plain rice flour plus 3 tsp baking powder)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 25g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp xanthum gum
  • 1 tbsp Demerara sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples and toss with the lemon juice
  3. Cream together the margarine, sugar and lemon zest
  4. Beat in the flaxseed meal and water mixture slowly, ensuring that the mixture remains smooth
  5. Sieve the flour, baking powder and xanthum gum into the mixture and then fold in the ground almonds
  6. Drain the apples and then stir into the cake mixture SAM_1512
  7. Spoon into the greased cake-tin, level and sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top. SAM_1518
  8. Bake in the oven for 1 hour.  Check after 45 minutes and if the top is becoming a little too browned, cover with baking paper and finish the baking process.
  9. Leave to cool a little and then serve.  Delicious warm or cold. SAM_1521

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