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Liz’s Cornish Apple Cake

Enjoy this wonderful bake from Liz Down

This Cornish apple cake is a favourite from Liz Down, one of our Farming Families. She says “The 50 year-old apple tree in the garden at Orchard Cottage produces a generous harvest of beautiful juicy apples every Autumn, and after a warm Summer, this year is no exception. I’ve been baking this family favourite for decades – it tastes amazing served warm with a dollop of Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream.”



ingredients 8 ingredients
Prep 15 minutes Cooking 30 minutes
user icon Serves 8-10 people
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  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 450g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped, tossed in juice of 1 lemon
  • 227g Rodda's Cornish clotted cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4
  2. Grease a deep 23-34cm cake tin and line the base with baking paper
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs one at a time
  5. Sift the remaining flour and baking powder into the bowl, add the almonds and fold into the mixture
  6. When the mixture is well combined, stir in the apples
  7. Spoon into the prepared cake tin, smooth over the top with the back of a spoon
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 50mins – 1hr, or until a skewer, when inserted into the cake, comes out clean
  9. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10mins before turning out one a baking rack
  10. Cut into generous wedges and serve with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream
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