Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Apricot Cake

I made this dessert for us a couple of weekends ago when we were expecting company and it turned out beautiful and delicious! It was also a breeze to prepare! I made it with apricots but really, it can be made with any kind of fruit such as peaches, plums, berries, etc or even a combination of different kinds. It is very simple in that it does not require a frosting, just a sprinkling of powdered sugar would be enough. I served it with some homemade vanilla ice cream (stay tuned for that recipe in a post coming up soon!) and it was a killer combination! My kids raved! I am sure it will get rave reviews in your family if you make it. Go ahead- whip it up, you can thank me for it later. :) I send my special thanks to Crafty cooking by Anna where I found the original recipe (which I adapted slightly).

Apricot Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 

about 2 cups pitted and chopped fresh apricots  (or peaches, plums, berries, etc- any fruit you prefer, or a combination of several different kinds)

Preheat oven to 400F.

Grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan, or an 8x8 inch square pan, or any baking dish of similar size.

In a medium size bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla extract.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and flour pockets are gone. Do not overmix! Mix about 1 1/2 cup of the fruit into the batter. Pour batter into prepared pan. Decorate the top with the rest of the fruit.

Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Start checking after 25 min. Baking time may vary depending on your baking dish, your altitude, oven, etc. Do not overbake- cake is done when a toothpick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool on a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar just before serving. Enjoy!



  1. Looks Beautiful, Nadia! I'm sure it's Delicious with the apricots. Will make it next time. Thank you for using the recipe. Great job on the baking instructions!

    1. lol Sorry I just saw your comment here... I must have been day dreaming for the last few months. :)
      Thank you for your kind words, Anna! Your recipe definitely inspired me!

  2. What a pretty picture!
    We just picked our apricot tree clean & they're so yummy I doubt I'll have any left over for baking- but if I do, I'll use your recipe :)

    1. Farah, sorry it has taken me a few months to reply to your kind comment... We have been building a house addition since June, so my mind has been slightly preoccupied elsewhere. :) haha
      Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and for your positive words. I hope you liked the recipe if you ended up using it. Having your own apricot tree is the best! We had one when I was a kid growing up and apricots were one of my favorite fruits! Absolutely delicious picked right off the tree! My kids love them now too, albeit not from our own garden... :)


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