23 December 2012

Amaretto apricot Cake and Merry Christmas!!

















I made this yesterday, I wanna make something special for Christmas and really was:)
These cherries were delicious  but you can garnish with raspberries or strawberries or some frozen berries.
With this recipe I wanna whish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Source  Good Housekeeping recipes


Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
200 grs. almond paste
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
200 grs, dried apricots
1/4  cup of butter softened
4 eggs lightly beaten
2 tablespoon amaretto
1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoon  of fresh lemon juice
cherries or raspberries, mint leaves to garnish

Method

Preheat oven to 180°c.
Coat with oil or bakig spray a bundt baking pan.
In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In food processor pulse almonds paste and sugar until finrly ground.
Transfer to a bowl.
In the same food processor pulse apricot and remaining 1/2 cup of flour until dinely chopped.
Add butter to bowl with almonds sugar.
Beta by 7 minutes or until pslr snfd fluffy.
With mixer in medium speed ( or by hand) add eggs gradually  and then add the amaretto  until incorporated, ocassionally scraping  bowl with rubber spatula.

With mixer on low speed or by hand, add flour mixture alternately with sour cream or plain yogurt beginning and ending with flour mixture , untilo batter is smooth.
With rubber spatula fold in apricot mixture until blended.
Transfer batter to prepared pan .
Bake by 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
Cool cake in pan about 15 minutes.
Then invert onto rack and cool completely-
Cake can be kept at room temperature  in a container until 3 days.
Or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, cake can be frozen up to 1 month.

To serve place cake on cake plate. In small bowl stir confectioners'sugar and lemon juice until well mixed.
Pour over cake to glaze .garnish with cherries or frozen raspberries and mint leaves.Allow glaze to set, before slicing.

Merry Christmas to all of you!


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EN ESPAÑOL

Cake de amaretto y damascos secos











 

89 comments:

  1. There will be happy diners at your table with this lovely cake. I so envy you cherries!! We won't have any until late spring or early summer around here!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, I love cherries too, but think when you will have I will in winter! these cherries, hubby bring to me yesterday and was just in time!!
      Are the first cherries!! Merry Christmas Bonnie!

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  2. Qué rico pastel para celebrar estas fiestas. Feliz Navidad. Besos.

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  3. Perfect Christmas Cake... Merry Christmas, Gloria!

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  4. This is great for Christmas!!! I'd like to wish you all the best for this Chistmas, to spend with all the persons you have in your heart! Kind regards, besos!!

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  5. What a lovely cake! I bet it's delicious with the sour cream and apricots! Perfect for a special christmas cake!

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  6. It looks so good! Merry Christmas Gloria!

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  7. Amaretto is so delicious!!!
    Merry Christmas, Gloria!!
    Un beso

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  8. Oh Gloria, this cake looks delicious and festive! Too pretty to eat!!!
    Have a beautiful Christmas my friend!!!!
    xo Kris

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  9. stupendo e goloso!!un abbraccio cara Gloria e Buone feste!!!!!ciaooooooo

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  10. Very festive and pretty cake Gloria. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family. Hugs.

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  11. Merry Christmas, Gloria, to you and your family! This cake is beautiful and I am sure tastes delicious. Wishing you all good things in 2013! xo

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  12. Merry Christmas Gloria..Very delicious soft and spongy cake.

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  13. A beautiful cake!

    Warm hugs and a Merry Christmas to you, Gloria!

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  14. You have a wonderful Christmas as well Gloria with your family. Enjoy this special treat and enjoy the holidays.

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  15. mmm cherries, Gloria, I haven't seen cherries since the spring :(

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  16. lovely cake have a very Merry Christmas big hugs Rebecca

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  17. Estupendo se ve.

    Te deseo unas felices fiestas.

    Saludos

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  18. Looks so well done and merry christmas too!

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    1. thanks Pat/cat :)) and merry christmas to you!

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  19. Pretty Much post it is. I enjoyed very much. If you want to know about “Food Storage” please visit: http://www.efoodsdirect.com

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  20. You had me at Amaretto! Gorgeously delicious.
    Perfect holiday treat!!

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    1. I love amaretto too, in desserts and alone, thanks Judy

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  21. That is a lovely cake, I lov apricots!
    Merry Christmas, Gloria to you and your family!
    Wish you A Blessed and Happy New Year!

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  22. Your cake looks beautiful, perfect for Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks dear merry Christmas to you!

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  23. mmm the flavors in this sound yummy! i hope you and your family have a most wonderful christmas gloria...we have been a treat this year...smiles.

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    1. Merry Christmas Brian tou you, the kids and T:) Have a nice Christmas time!

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  24. Gloria, That Amaretto Apricot coffee cake would sure start my day out right on Christmas Eve! Looks great...I'd add a cup of coffee and then stay away from the frantic efforts in the kitchen... Merry Christmas! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. thanks dear David I love Christmas Eve ; merry Christmas to you and Laurie!xo

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  25. A beatiful Bundt! Merry Christmas, dear Gloria!

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    1. thanks TW I know you love bundt cakes me too:)
      merry christmas!

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  26. Gloria...feliz navidad
    (qué bueno está todo lo que haces en tu blog)

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    1. muchas gracias es una alegria poder compartir y que disfruten gracias por la paciencia cuando me demoro en la traduccion un abrazo grande y feliz navidaf!:)

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  27. Gloriaaaa!
    Qué maravilla de cake, y qué apropiado para estas fechas, con ese amaretto. Lo debéis de haber disfrutado muchísimo, pero seguro que ya tienes otras cosas igual de ricas y especiales para celebrar mañana o esta noche, ¿verdad?
    Espero que estés más animada, y que el calor de la familia borre esos ratitos malos del año. Personas tan grandes como tú merecen pasar unas fiestas felices y plácidas, con su trabajo, sí, pero con gusto.
    Se te quiere un montón, mi hermana chilena.
    Muy, muy, muy feliz Navidad. A toda la familia.
    BESOOOOS.

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  28. Rosita! gracias por venir , eres tan linda, he ido donde pepinho varias veces pero no he tenido respuesta:) pero haré el último intento, mira el pavo está asado esperaré que se enfrie ny repose y lo cortaré para la noche, con ensaladas y papitas, a la Esperanza le haré salmón pero más tarde, es tan rápido, de postre aún no se que hacer pero lo decidiré pronto para no estar a ultima hora, te deseo una MUY feliz Navidad en compañía de los tuyos y agradezco tu amistad y cariño, ya sabes que yo creo en Dios asi que te deseo todo tipo de bendiciones, un abrazo grande!!
    Tambien te quiero mucho mi españolita!:)

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  29. Sí, te dejamos un par de respuestas Olga y yo. Estábamos apenadas por lo de tu perro. Nos pasó lo mismo. Y Pepinho ahora mismo acaba de hacer post nuevo felicitando las fiestas.
    Todo ese menú suena tan maravillosamente...
    Bendiciones y abrazos.

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    1. Gracias Rosita iré a ver lo que uds escribieron, si fue duro lo de mi perro:(

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  30. I wish I could reach through the screen and eat that cake.

    Looks fantastic.

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  31. Beautiful Gloria.

    Happy Christmas and New Year!

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    1. Thanks Maggie Merry Christmas to you!

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  32. Merry Christmas Gloria!!!! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous cake with us. It looks so yummy:) Sending lots of merriment your way for a wonderful Christmas to YOU and Yours, Louise

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    1. Thanks Louise Merry Christmas to you!! (still miss you)

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  33. Merrrrrrry X-mas, Gloria! I saw your picture on my blog.... I hope your not afraid of flying!

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    1. P.S. Dezz says you look sexy in our sleigh haha.

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    2. Ha Thanks dear, I find was really nice of you!!

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    3. Have you ever seen Dezzy and me dance, Gloria? Check THIS out. He's got talent!

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  34. merry christmas gloria!!!! hope today is a magical day for you and your family!

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  35. yum! yum! they look sooo delicious!
    thanks for the great recipe.

    merry christmas!!

    also: thanks so much for the follow; following right back!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Betty! Merry Christmas to you!

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  36. Una fantastica delizia!!!! Tanti cari auguri!!!!

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  37. Que disfrutes de una hermosas fiestas junto a tus familiares
    Que este nuevo año 2013 podamos seguir unidas por medio de la cocina
    besos
    Una receta riquisima Me encanta el amareto

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    1. Gracias Angélica, espero que hayas tenido una hermosa Navidad!

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  38. un gâteau fantastique et parfait pour la noël
    joyeux noël

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    1. merci Fimere, mon amie
      Joyeux noel per vous!:)

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  39. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! :-) Feliz Navidad para ti y para tu familia!

    Greetings from London.

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    1. thanks Cuban and merry christmas to you

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  40. Beautiful cake! Merry christmas to you and your family!

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    1. thanks Lena and merry christmas to you!

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  41. What a delicious cake. Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and happy new year, Gloria!

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  42. Amaretto and apricot sound just lovely together!

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  43. Un cake perfecto para Navidad, tiene un aspecto delicioso!!. Que pases unas muy felices fiestas con tu familia. Besos

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    1. Gracias Rosana , que tengas una felices fiestas!!

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  44. Beautiful cake and perfect for the holidays. I am your newest follower. Blessings, Linda

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  45. Merry merry Christmas Gloria ~

    Hope you have peaceful and joyful holiday ~

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  46. The cake looks marvelous, Gloria.

    Happy Holidays!

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  47. Hope you had a merry Christmas, Gloria! Your cake looks spectacular...I love the combination of apricots and Amaretto...YUM!

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  48. And some delicious cake! We can't celebrate without cake. Will try this one out soon ;)

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    1. But you said you were on a diet....

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  49. I suppose you already had a great Christmas, this cake just perfect for this big day.

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  50. Ha un aspetto molto invitante!!! Buone feste Gloria! :)

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  51. That cake looks AMAZING!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  52. aww sorry to hear of the loss of your pups...sad.

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    1. Thanks dear he was sick the last times:(

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  53. che bella ricetta!!! e bellissimo il blog! Buon anno!!

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