Wednesday, 23 January 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - A



A IS FOR APRICOTS AND ALMONDS




100g ready-to-eat apricots, chopped
175ml orange juice
100g soft butter
100g caster sugar
50g self-raising flour
2 eggs
1/2 (half) teaspoon vanilla extract
175g ground almonds
2 tbs slivered almonds

Preheat oven to fan 160C,180C conventional, gas 4 and line the base of a 20cm cake tin.
Put the apricots and orange juice in a pan and cook gently for 5 minutes then allow to cool.
Whisk the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla together until fluffy then fold in the ground almonds followed by the apricots and juice.
Tip into the tin, smooth and scatter with the slivered almonds.
Bake for 40 minutes or until firm, cool for 5 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool. APRICOT ALMOND CAKE
Dust with icing sugar

Lovely with fresh fruit and creme fraiche or creme.

This cake will freeze.



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36 comments:

Paulie said...

What a yummy looking cake, along with the recipe. Great idea for "A."

hpy said...

The cake looks very good but I would leave out the almonds if I made one, I don't really like them. But I'm not good at making cakes either...

mrsnesbitt said...

What a fantastic idea Ruth. You really have a great imagination and creative approach!

Ida said...

Yummi A! :)
Almonds are great to eat. Every day. A handful. It`s good for the heart.

Ackworth Born said...

to me it all seems an awful lot of effort and time - anything that takes more than twice as long to cook as it takes to eat won't do for me.

Mark said...

Hi Ruth, Have you seen the advertisment from Sainsburys , with Jammie using fruit on yoghurt drizzled with warm honey and the fruit on top,very nice indeed.

Cheers Mark

Nessa said...

Now I'm hungry. That looks so good.

Sharon said...

YUM. That is a delicious "A" choice. I want some, guess I'll just have copy that recipe and make one.

RuneE said...

Looks good enough to eat - do you do export?

lv2scpbk said...

That's a yummy "A".

dot said...

Sounds like a good combination and sure made a beautiful cake.

A wildlife gardener said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Ruth. Thanks for that delicious recipe :)

DarylE said...

Well its a good thing you cant gain weight by looking .. I am drooling for that cake ..

kml said...

Excellent post - looks delicious!

Siani said...

Ooh, lovely. That cake looks delicious!

Gledwood said...

The cake looks really yummy. When I was younger such non-icing cakes were a bit "grown up" for me; now I find myself liking things a bit more "wholesome" seeming... goes far better with a nice old cuppa tea!!

I've not found that Mars pic yet...

VP said...

We're spoilt with yummy looking photos and a recipe to boot. Can't wait to see what you produce in C for Chocolate... ;)

Dirty Knees said...

Oh goody! A recipe for a delicious-looking cake. I lve4 value-added posts! ;-)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I'll take the Almonds but you can have the apricots ;) even though they are easy to grow.

I am glad to see you back and also that you will be using some garden photos this time around ABC. I will look forward to that.

CG said...

you're cruel Ruth, tempting us like this!!!

GAWO said...

Thanks for a very nice recipe

Jean M Fogle said...

Ruth, Now i know it is time for lunch, my stomach started growling looking at the pics!

Dragonstar said...

Delicious post, but I'm sure it's bad for my waistline! I love apricots and almonds.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Oh I am hungry when I see your "A" posting today. Yummy

happyone said...

I love both almonds and apricots and the cake looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Peter M said...

I could do with a piece of that on my plate Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Pauline said...

Oooo cake! Yummy!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I love apricots, but not really a nut fan although your cake does look good. Maybe I'll have a piece.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Yummy and great A chocie!

Thanks for the recipe!

Have a Happy Blessed
Creative Fun Year!!!

bonnie said...

wel, this looks incredibly amazing.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh yummy wish i had it here as i am hungry for some cake

Andrea said...

Looks delicious.

farmingfriends said...

This cake sounds delicious. I am definately going to try it.
sara from farmingfriends

Curtis said...

OHh that looks good.

Katney said...

Ymmm.! I think I can avoid the calories by procrastinating looking up the translation from English to English of what cater flour is here. A very lovely A.

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