This is a really easy cake to make and is delicious warm or cold! What better way to start a snowy, cold Sunday morning…with warm Dorset Apple cake and a dollop of clotted cream. At Limestone, Dorset Apple Cake is without a doubt the most popular dessert on the menu - with its light and moist texture, it always wows!

There are a lot of different Dorset Apple Cake recipes out there, but here is our signature recipe:


225g plain flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

110g butter 110g unrefined granulated sugar (brown muscovado)

225g apples – peeled, cored and finely sliced.

75g raisins

2 eggs – beaten

Method: Grease and line a loose bottomed 20cm cake tin Preheat the oven to 170ºC/fan 160ºC/340ºF/gas mark 3 Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter Stir in the sugar, dried fruit and apple Mix in the eggs Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top with the back of a wet spoon Sprinkle some sugar over the top Cover loosly with grease proof paper – tuck it underneath the tin to secure it while in the oven Bake for 1hr 15mins until golden on top Leave in the tin for a few moments then remove on a wire rack. 

Enjoy and let us know how you get on!