0 In Cakes and Pies

Apricot Almond Cake for Two

Experience the timeless harmony of apricots and almonds in every slice of this Apricot Almond Cake. Tender apricot slices are nestled within a moist cake, complemented by a delicate layer of crunchy caramelized almonds at its base.

Apricot Almond Cake

When apricots are in season and available in my supermarket, I usually pick them over peaches. Simply because in the supermarkets where I shop, apricots are only available during a short period, so I eat them when I can.

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Apricots – peaches work in this recipe as well.
  • Almonds
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs

How to Make the Apricot Almond Cake

Step 1 – Grease a 6-inch spring form with butter. Thick on the bottom and light on the sides. The almond crust caramelizes on the bottom and thus needs some extra butter to avoid sticking.

Step 2 – Peel/blanch the almonds. Follow here how to do that.

Step 3 – Chop the almonds fine and mix with sugar and cinnamon. Divide that mixture over the bottom of the spring form.

Step 4 – Mix butter, sugar, lemon zest and salt until you have a light and fluffy mixture.

Step 5 – Add the eggs, one by one, and mix until well blended.

Step 6 – Mix flour and baking powder and add that gradually to the butter/egg mixture. Then pour the dough on top of the almond-sugar-cinnamon bottom and spread out evenly.

Step 7 – Wash and cut the apricots in slices. You can peel them if you like, but it’s not necessary. Divide the apricot slices over the cake in a patter you like.

Bake for about 40 minutes in an oven of 350 degrees F.

Other Recipes to Try

Apricot Almond Cake
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Apricot Almond Cake for Two

Author: Marinka
Experience the timeless harmony of apricots and almonds in every slice of this Apricot Almond Cake. Tender apricot slices are nestled within a moist cake, complemented by a delicate layer of crunchy caramelized almonds at its base.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time53 minutes
Pin Recipe Facebook
Servings: 6 inch

Ingredients

Almond Crust

  • 0.5 ounces almonds finely chopped
  • 0.5 ounces sugar
  • 0.5 ounces butter soft
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 ounces sugar
  • 1/2 lemon zest only
  • 2 eggs
  • 4.5 ounces flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 apricots sliced, not peeled

Instructions

Prepare the almond crust

  • Grease a 6-inch spring form with butter. Thick on the bottom and light on the sides. The almond crust caramelizes on the bottom and thus needs some extra butter to avoid sticking. (NOTE 1)
  • Peel/blanch the almonds. (NOTE 2)
  • Chop the almonds fine and mix with sugar and cinnamon. Divide that mixture over the bottom of the spring form.

Prepare the dough

  • Mix butter, sugar, lemon zest and salt until you have a light and fluffy mixture.
  • Add the eggs, one by one, and mix until well blended.
  • Mix flour and baking powder and add that gradually to the butter/egg mixture.
  • Pour the dough on top of the almond-sugar-cinnamon bottom and spread out evenly.

Make the Apricot Almond Cake

  • Wash and cut the apricots in slices. (NOTE 3)
    Divide the apricot slices over the cake in a pattern you like.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes in an oven of 350 degrees F.

Notes

  1. The almond-sugar combination will caramelize and in order to avoid that from sticking to the bottom of the spring form a thicker layer of butter is needed.
  2. Check this link to see how to peel/blanch almonds.
  3. No need to peel the apricots, but you can if you prefer to do so.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cake | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Tried this recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @agourmetfoodblog on Instagram

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.