I had two recipes ready but I didn't know which post first, I finally chose the apricot one because it is new for those from the northern hemisphere who are waiting for their spring.
I know you have had a lot of snow and cold time but the good weather will come.
There were quite a few apricots this year but as you know it's a short season so the first thing I made was jam and then this apricot cake which was delicious.
I hope you can make this recipe, you can also make it with peaches or other fruit you like.
Source : halfcupmeasure.com
homemade apricots jam
Austrian apricot Cake
8 fresh apricots (or canned apricots)
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon zest
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 icing sugar for dusting
1/4 cup apricot jam
1 tablespoon of water
Preheat oven to 180°c (350° F) and line a square baking pan with parchmente paper ( leave some hanging over the side for easy removal.)
Wash and remove the pits from eight ripe apricots . Set aside.
Or use canned apricots
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs yolks, one at a time scrapíng down the bowl between additions .
Beat in the vanilla and lemon zest.
In another bowl add the egg whites and pinch of salt. Whip until stiff peaks form .
Add the flour to the egg yolk mixture, folding until just incorporated.
Add the one third of the egg whites folding vigorously.
Add the remaining egg whites and fold gently until just incorporated.
Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
Top with apricot halves. Do not press the fruit into the batter, the cake will rise around it.
Bake about 40 minutes or until the cake is golden and springs back.
For extra aprricot flavour brush the apricots with warm apricot glaze when the cake comes out of the oven.
To make the glaze warm the apricots jam with the water and brush on the fruit with a pastry brush,
Allow the cake to cool, then dust with icing sugar before cutting and serving.
home made apricot jam
Our apricots tree
This looks so good. Happy Valentine's Day Gloria!ReplyDelete
One of my favourites! Can't wait for the apricot season arrive over here!ReplyDelete
I remember you love apricots. Me too!Delete
wow, this looks like a nice cake to try. fresh apricots are pricy but can use canned as u suggested.ReplyDelete
Buonissima! Faccio qualcosa di simile con i frutti di bosco. Buona giornata Gloria, un bacioReplyDelete
Grazie cara Terry!Delete
Cara Gloria, sforni sempre delle irresistibili bontà!ReplyDelete
Mi viene voglia di rubarne un quadrotto ;)
Grazie Simo, un abbraccio!Delete
Deliziosa! Questa torta la farò sicuramente appena avremo le albicocche :)ReplyDelete
Buona giornata e un grande abbraccio
Grazzie Dani adoro le albicocche, delizioso!!Delete
I love apricot pastries! I think your idea of brushing the cake with a glaze of jam is a brilliant idea.ReplyDelete
I love apricots too Jeff, yes I love this recipe!!!Delete
Che fortuna avere l'albero di albicocche. Adoro le albicocche. Questa torta sa proprio di buono e di casa. Una vera coccolaReplyDelete
We love apricots and I make jam always but this year I try some recipes with them!Delete
Our apricot season starts between June and July. This cake looks fingerlickingly delicious. I am sure It goes well with our tra-break times. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I hope you make this recipe when you have apricots Im sure you willlove it!ReplyDelete
It is very heavy snowing here dear Gloria! AFter the April month our apricot season will start. I would like to try this recipe.Delete
Nice Im happy you liked!Delete
Gloria, Must be nice to have an apricot tree! We do eat apricot jam fairly often and we really like it. Lovely cake...moist and sweet without being too sweet. Take Care, Big Daddy DaveReplyDelete
Thanks dear David and yes I love apricots !!Delete
Vorrei tanto averne una fetta qui davanti, in questo momento!!ReplyDelete
Grazie cara un bacione anche a te!Delete
Apricots are so delicious and you cake looks wonderful, Gloria. Good, fresh apricots are hard to find here. Peaches and nectarines are more plentiful. But in a can always. How lucky you are to have your own tree!! Hugs. ♥ReplyDelete
Yes I love apricot and I know sometimes is difficult find in some places and for this I think you can make with tin apricots someones are delicious- Hugs!!!Delete
Adoro questo dolce, grazie della golosa ricetta!!!ReplyDelete
Yum yum this just makes my mouth water. Hope all is well in your part of the world. Take care DianeReplyDelete
Thanks so much Diane ! The same for you hugsDelete
This looks delicious Gloria, many thanks for sharing the recipe.ReplyDelete
It's almost the weekend, the week has zoomed by!
I wish you a good weekend.
All the best Jan
Thanks Jan and thanks for stopping by! have a nice weekend!Delete
Nous sommes encore en hiver mais ton gâteau est possible avec des abricots en conserve. Il semble délicieux.ReplyDelete
Merci beaucoup Nadji! A bientotDelete
Now I know that you're on the other side of the globe, we haven't seen apricots in months. The cake looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Yes Amalia but I was thinking you will have spring and summer soon !!Delete
I know I would love this cake, Gloria! Cakes like this were my favorite when I lived in Germany. I can’t wait to try it.ReplyDelete
Thanks David !Delete
Delicious Gloria, I love it!ReplyDelete
Yes we are waiting for spring in the northern hemisphere! I love a dessert that has fruit and I have some small canned pears that I think would work in this!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Inger, yes I think here work any canned fruitsDelete
The halved apricots look delicious on top!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Lisa!!ReplyDelete
Oh, how I adore apricots and apricot desserts! Your cake looks fantastic!! It's rare to find sweet fresh apricots here, but I bet it's still delicious with canned! xoxoReplyDelete
I don't know why I don't make apricot desserts more often. This cake looks incredible, Gloria!ReplyDelete
Thanks Theresa !!Delete
You apricot desserts look delicious. I love apricot jam and have it on toast regularly. thanks for stopping by and have a great day.ReplyDelete
Thanks to you Bill!!Delete
Oh, Gloria! This looks super delicious. I love apricot anything.ReplyDelete
Thanks so m,uch Pam!!Delete
This is my father's favorite cake. I will make it for him trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing it, dear Gloria.ReplyDelete
Thanks dear Amalia !Delete
great your post. thanks for sharingReplyDelete