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A while previously recipes for something referred to as a hedgerow cake gave the look to be turning up in all places I gave the impression.  There had been rather a couple of diversifications of the cake spherical on the other hand maximum had blackberries in there somewhere and as well as at the absolute best as decoration. 

With friends coming round for a birthday tea and a few of my hedgerow blackberries going spare I decided to make my own type.  It’s one different adaptation of Mary Berry’s apple and lemon sandwich cake which you are able to see proper right here. 
When I made this cake previous than, I filled and crowned it with lemon buttercream.  This time I filled it with a layer of bramble jelly and whipped cream and embellished it with cream and blackberries very similar to the hedgerow cakes I realized on Facebook.  I later added a light-weight dusting of icing sugar to the absolute best previous than serving.

This in truth is a nice sponge cake recipe, very wet with the grated apple in it and massively adaptable.  I really like recipes that I will be able to trade merely to use what I have throughout the refrigerator and would possibly take into consideration an elderflower and gooseberry type, or apple and raspberry.  Gorgeous.


For the cake
225g each of baking spread, caster sugar and self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 massive eggs, beaten
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and grated*

For the filling and decoration
a few tblsp bramble (blackberry) jelly
150ml double cream
a few blackberries


Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line the bases with baking paper.  Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan / fuel mk 4.

Put all the cake elements into a large bowl and beat with {an electrical} hand whisk until successfully combined.  Fold throughout the grated apple and divide the mix frivolously between the two tins.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until completed.  Cool throughout the tins.  Finally end up and fill with the jam and whipped cream, booking slightly of of the cream for piping rosettes at the absolute best of the cake.  Position a blackberry onto each rosette.  Dust frivolously with icing sugar will have to you prefer previous than serving.

Cuts into 8 -10 slices.

*Mary’s tip for grating the apple is an efficient one:  Reduce the unpeeled apples in part and remove the cores.  (I uncover it easy to try this with a melon baller.)  Deal with each apple part through the pores and pores and skin to grate it and as you accomplish that you’ll be left with the pores and pores and skin only for your hand to discard. 

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