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  • Writer's pictureImeldaRose

Apricot and Almond Cake

I cannot believe it has taken me from Feburary to now to actaully type this recipe up! Absolute nightmare for procrastinating. Why do we do it to ourselves?! I will have stuff on my to do list for ages and then when I actaully get my arse in gear and do it, I like ahhhh that's better, why didn't I do it ages ago?!

Anyway, tips for this -

  • Have your eggs at room temperature

  • Make sure your apricots are cut up fine or you'll be chewing big lumps

  • Don't use the small, harder, pre cut apricots. Get the big soft ones - same reason as above


250g butter

250g caster sugar

75g ground almonds

100g plain flour

100g soft dried apricots

4 large eggs

Zest & juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 large orange

Handful of flaked almonds to sprinkle on top

1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC and line an 8” cake tin

2. Place the butter and sugar into a mixer and beat well until light and fluffy (use a handmixer if you don’t have a stand mixer)

3. In a small bowl sieve together the flour and ground almonds

4. Beat the four eggs lightly together in a jug

5. Into the butter/sugar mix, alternate between adding the flour and eggs, making sure everything is well mixed together after each addition

6. Chop the apricots finely with a sharp knife (or in a food processor). Add these to the cake mixture. Add in the lemon and orange zest and juice as well.

7. Using a spatula / wooden spoon mix the apricot and citrus well into the cake mixture

8. Place the mixture into the pre-lined tin and cook for 35 minutes until the cake has started to come away from the sides of the tin and firm in the middle

9. While leaving the cake to cool, place the flaked almonds and place onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for a few moments to lightly roast them.

10. Remove the cake from the tin to cool completely and sprinkle the almonds on top of the cake

For the Drizzle

140g Greek yogurt

1 tbsp orange juice

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp icing sugar

1 ½ tbsp. coconut oil

· Melt coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan

· Remove from the heat and add orange juice and yogurt

· Sieve in the icing sugar and mix well

· Drizzle over the cake before serving

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