Apricot Sponge Slices

Apricot Sponge Slices   Tried Tested

Preheat oven to 180 C or 160 C for thermo fan 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 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 V. 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

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