Apricot Sponge Slices dusted with sugar for an awesome dessert or treat with your tea or coffee.
What Is Apricot Cake?
The apricot cake is a type of cake with apricots in the mixture or arranged on top. Apricots in both dried and fresh form can be used on cakes, but generally fresh apricots will be added to the top of the cake prior to baking. Apricot cake usually incorporates flavors such as vanilla.
Preheat oven to 180 C or 160 C for thermofan oven.
Spray a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
5 large eggs separated
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla ess
Pinch of salt
1 cup of cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup veg or canola oil
2 med tins apricot halves, drained well
Beat egg whites in a mixing bowl until nice and stiff.
In another mixing bowl with an electric beater beat egg yolks and sugar until smooth and frothy. About 3 mins. Add vanilla essence, salt, sifted flour, and baking powder.
Add water and mix until batter is smooth then lastly add the oil.
Beat another minute. Fold in egg whites with a spatula.
Pour into baking dish and place your apricot halves into the batter, bake for 40 to 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
Once cooled, dredge with icing sugar, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
You may substitute with any canned fruit such as peaches, pears, or tin apples
Tried and tested and Posted by: Gail Haselsteiner