American apple and apricot cake

This is a new version of cake. It can be served with coffee or as a dessert and is best eaten warm.

What you need:

  • 250 gram self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 225 gram caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 150 gram butter (melted)
  • 225 gram cooking apples (peeled, cored and thickly sliced)
  • 100 gram ready-to-eat dried apricots (snipped into pieces)
  • 25 gram flaked almonds

Tin needed: a deep, round, loose-bottomed 20 cm cake tin.

  1. Lightly grease the cake tin and line the base with a circle of non-stick baking parchment. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC. Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, almond extract and melted butter into a large bowl. Mix well to combine, then beat well for 1 minute. Add the apples and apricots to the bowl and gently mix them in.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, gently level the surface and sprinkle with the almonds.
  3. Bake for 1-1½ hours, until the cake is golden, firm to the touch and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tin. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out on to a plate to serve.

Enjoy it!!

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