Callestock Blog

19 Sep

Liz's Cornish Apple Cake

A delicious classic apple cake that will become a firm family favourite at first bite. Looks fabulous, tastes incredible, and is particularly indulgent served warm with Cornish clotted cream.

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.

Cornish apple cake recipe


225g Rodda's 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

Rodda's Cornish clotted cream to serve


Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4

Grease a deep 23-34cm cake tin and line the base with baking paper

Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy

Add the eggs one at a time

Sift the remaining flour and baking powder into the bowl, add the almonds and fold into the mixture

When the mixture is well combined, stir in the apples

Spoon into the prepared cake tin, smooth over the top with the back of a spoon

Bake in the centre of the oven for 50mins - 1hr, or until a skewer, when inserted into the cake, comes out clean

Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10mins before turning out one a baking rack

Cut into generous wedges and serve with Rodda's Cornish clotted cream

Download the recipe and try it for yourself