Apricot Cinnamon Cake

Apricot Cinnamon Cake

This apricot cinnamon cake has a light soft sponge with cinnamon cream cheese and fresh apricots. So simple to make and is delicious served with a cup of tea or coffee.

If we are lucky and the frost doesn’t get to the budding apricot flowers in the spring, we have an abundance of fresh apricots from the garden every year. And for those who have read up about me know that I like to make the local Hungarian spirit called Palinka. However, it’s also nice to make a few sweet items and this is one I particularly like and hope you will too.

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    WHAT LARDER INGREDIENTS WILL I NEED FOR THIS RECIPE?

    For this recipe all you need are these 15 ingredients:

    • Neutral-tasting oil (coconut, vegetable or sunflower oil)
    • Caster or granulated white sugar
    • Medium eggs
    • Vanilla extract, sugar or vanilla paste
    • Greek yoghurt
    • Plain or all-purpose flour (BL55)
    • Sea salt
    • Baking powder
    • Baking soda
    • Cream cheese
    • Milk
    • Ground cinnamon
    • Fresh apricots
    • Almond slice
    • Icing sugar

    WHAT VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS CAN I MAKE?

    Fruit: If you cant get fresh apricots, drained tinned apricots works well also or try other fruits. Peaches, raspberries or strawberries make great alternatives.


    EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS

    • Mixing bowls
    • Digital scale
    • 30x20cm (8x12inch) Cake tin
    • Electric hand mixer

    NUTRITION

    Serving: one cake slice.

    Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on factors such as precision of measurements, brands, ingredient freshness, or the source of nutrition data.

    I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy.

    I encourage you to make your own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.


    STORAGE AND FREEZING OPTIONS

    This easy cake keeps well for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

    Freezing: Stored in an airtight container suitable for freezing or cling wrap this cake will keep for up to 2-3 months.

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    READY TO MAKE YOUR APRICOT CINNAMOM CAKE ?

    Apricot cinnamon cake

    Apricot Cinnamon Cake

    Preparation:10 minutes
    Baking:30 minutes
    Total:40 minutes
    Servings: 15 slices
    This apricot cinnamon cake has a light soft sponge with cinnamon cream cheese and fresh apricots. Simple to make and delicious served with a cup of tea or coffee.

    INGREDIENTS LIST
     

    • 100 ml neutral-tasting oil (coconut, vegetable or sunflower oil)
    • 120 g caster or granulated white sugar
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract, sugar or 1/2 tsp of vanilla paste
    • 140 g greek yoghurt
    • 3 tbsp milk
    • 200 g plain or all-purpose flour (BL55)
    • 1 pinch fine sea salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda

    Topping

    • 200 g full-fat cream cheese
    • 3 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 8 pieces fresh apricots (600g)
    • 30 g flaked or sliced almonds

    Icing

    • 40 g icing or powdered sugar
    • 1 tbsp water

    Preparation
     

    • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 400°F / Gas 6
    • Grease or line a 30x20cm (8x12inch) cake tin/
    • Cake batter: In a medium bowl whisk the sugar, oil and eggs together until the eggs are fluffy, pale in colour and increase in volume. (approx: 2 minutes to ensure the eggs are well airated)
    • add the vanilla, yoghurt, milk and mix again until nice and creamy.
    • At a low speed, mix in the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined and then pour the batter into the prepared tin.
      If you are using a similar size tin to me, the batter will only be about 1cm high in the tin, i do this as the cake will double in size and I think it ensures a good balance of cake to friut ratio.
      Apricot cinnamon cake
    • Topping: In a medium bowl whisk the cream cheese, milk and cinnamon together until creamy. Using a spoon dollop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mix over the top of the cake batter and then smooth over.
      Apricot cinnamon cake
    • Cut the apricots in half, remove the stones and then cut the halves into half again. Scatter the apricot pieces over the top of the cake as evenly as possible and then sprinkle over the flaked almonds.
      Apricot cinnamon cake
    • Baking: Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
    • Icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the icing sugar and water to form a creamy thick icing.
      Using a spoon or piping bag, ice the cake in a zig zag pattern and then serve.
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    KEYWORDS Almonds, Apricot cake, Apricots, Cake, Cinnamon, Tray bake, Yoghurt

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