Thursday, 12 August 2010

Fresh Apricot Cake- Aprikosenkuchen

For almost 7 weeks I didn't bake anything. That is not totally true , I baked for last months Daring Bakers. But other than that, I have not been baking.
I have been using my oven, but then to drill meat etc but not for baking.
Not that I didn't want to bake, it is just that it is summer here and one is so busy doing out door activities than staying inside the home for baking.

Few days back when we went to the local market we bought these delicous apricots and we had lots, so I thought why not make a cake with some of them.
So searched the net and saw this yummy cake here.

I used a Tart tin, so i didn't had to use so much apricot as in the recipe.

Makes 12 servings of Aprikosenkuchen.

Ingredients:
10 T. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1 T. vanilla sugar
3 eggs
Zest from 1/2 lemon
2 c. flour
2 tsp. double acting baking powder, or 1 package German Backpulver ( I used normal baking powder)
1/4 c. buttermilk or sour milk
1 1/2 lb. apricots, cut in half, about 14 ( used less numbers)

Preparation:
Use an 11 inch springform pan if you have one, otherwise you could try a 9x9 or 9 x 13 inch baking pan, but the baking times will be different. Butter and flour it. Set aside.
Cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla or vanilla sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in lemon zest.
Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Beat into the egg mixture. Add the buttermilk and mix well.
Spread the batter into the baking pan. Place the apricots on top, cut side down. I like to use a circular pattern, starting in the middle with a single half.
Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream. 5 i didn't instead of tha ti glazed the top of the cake.


46 comments:

Srivalli said...

Wow looks great Finla..

Angie's Recipes said...

mmmm...Lecker! Apricots are now in season and this is perfect for a coffee break.

Veggie Belly said...

ive never had an apricot cake before, this looks very delicious!

♥Aps♥ said...

I want I want.... nd it luks super yum :)

Satya said...

omg what a soft n delicious looking cake ..thanks for sharing

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

kothiyavunu.com said...

Very delicious. Oh! I feel like having it now itself...Lovely & yummy picture..:)

Soma said...

Looks and sounds very very beautiful. I had a hard time saying the Apri..... :-)

sinfullyspicy said...

First visit to your blog.And I can see that you are a perfect baker and i already feel jealous:):)
Yummy, fresh looking cake!
Tanvi

Kamalika said...

Very tempting cake...loved the presentation....

sowmya's creative saga said...

yummyy..i feel like baking now..looks yumm..

Akila said...

Thats really a delicious and lovely one... love it... when you get time do visit my blog... thanks...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very delicious! The name is so new to me :)

Bong Mom said...

7 weeks..no baking is sure a big record for you :-D

This kind of cake I really like, seems fresh light and fruity

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the fresh apricot in the recipe. I add the dried variety n9ormally. Must get the fresh ones and try out. Best wishes.

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Super cake!!

Roopa said...

gosh...those look so delectable :)....and what an exotic name Aprikosenkuchen :)

Gulmohar said...

Never tried baking with fresh apricots..this looks so inviting. Now I need a slice of this and some cofee..hmmmmm

Nostalgia said...

Looks great, sure its as tasty too.

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a delicious cake with apricots, yum!

Aparna said...

Your cake looks so good. I can see the inside and it almost looks like pastry.

Can you make these with dried apricots?

Jaya said...

This looks so delicious Happy :-)..
hugs and smiles

sra said...

This looks really good, Happy! I had fresh apricots only once in India.

Happy Cook said...

Aparna, i don't know if we can make with dry ones as that might be too hard, try any other soft fruits which is available in season there now.

indosungod said...

Love the looks of it Finla. Apricot cake, I bet it tastes even better than it looks.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Gloria said...

Happy Cook this look really nice I love Apricot cake, yummy! gloria

Cakelaw said...

What a gorgeous cake HC - makes me long for the apricot season here.

Catherine said...

Oooh this looks incredibly delish!
I've never had fresh apricot cake before.
Cheers~

Sharmi said...

looks very pretty. must be yummmm..

Rajee said...

Looks fabulous and am sure it taste so as well...

Chef Bee said...

I love apricots. Great job.

Plan B

Vrinda said...

Cake looks soft n delish..never tried apricots in cakes,will giv a try...

Sayantani said...

the cake looks divine. love fresh apricots and this cake is a must try now.wingr

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! superb!!! i m drooling here!!

~Lisa~ said...

Looks delicious! you're a fantastic cook (=

Miri said...

Apricots! must be amazing to have them so fresh!!

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.
Apricot cake looks delicious and mouth watering. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Priya said...

Cake looks stunning, fabulous and awesome..

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks yummy! I am unfortunately the only one at home who likes fruit cake...

Helene said...

What a delicious dessert made with fresh apricot.

Jayashree said...

Looks delish, F....

lissie said...

apricot cake looks perfect and droolworthy...!

Padhu said...

Looks fabulous!!

Sophie said...

Ooooh,...aaaaah,..Your apricot cake looks splendid & ooh so tasty!!

Very seasonal & great to enjoy with a cup of fresh tea!

jayasree said...

Cake looks very yummy...No baking for 7 weeks..that must be kind of a record break for you.

sunita said...

Beautiful cake Finla, love apricots in any form :-)