Apple and Apricot Cake
Quite a while ago Rachel from Denby approached me about the opportunity to collaborate and create a summery dessert. Of course I was in! Denby’s Linen collection is beautiful and I love baking, cake, food, and photographing all of it. So I went ahead, adapted one of my all-time favourite cake recipes, added apricots, and here we go… For now enjoy the rest of the cake photos, and if you’re looking to get some tableware, definitely visit Denby’s website. I love the linen and Azure collection, so beautiful!
Also, the cake is perfect if you need a very quick and easy dessert that tastes amazing. And you can easily adapt it to whatever fruit you feel like. Recipe below.
85 g butter (about 8 tbsp)
190 g flour (1 ½ cups)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (or more if you like)
½ tsp salt
175 g sugar (a bit less than a cup)
1 large egg
120 ml milk (½ cup)
1 ½ tsp real vanilla sugar
4-5 apples/apricots/nectarines (sliced and peeled if you like)
2 tbsp sugar (depends on how much sugar & cinnamon you want to sprinkle on top)
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1.Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F), and butter a 20-25 cm pie or cake pan.
2.In a small bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
3.In a larger bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg, milk, and vanilla sugar until just combined.
4.Add dry mixture gradually, mixing until just smooth. Pour into pan.
5.Arrange apple/apricot/nectarine slices on top, mixing some into the batter, or layering them on top of each other.
6.Mix sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle over the cake - as much as you like.
7.Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 150°C (325°F) and bake until golden brown, for about 45-55 minutes. If a tester comes out with a few crumbs that’s fine, as it means the cake will be moist and not too dry.
8.Let cool in pan, and enjoy!
Author Bio: Helena currently works as a food and lifestyle photographer in Melbourne. She also publishes Newfound magazine, a lifestyle magazine on unconventional business. You can find her photography and blog at: http://www.helenalapetite.com