Spoil mom this year by baking her this light and luscious Apricot Tea Cake. It’s a perfect way to end a special meal or to serve her for breakfast in bed, along with her favorite morning brew.
Here’s a free, printable recipe card as a bonus.
The Benefits of Apricots:
- Very nutritious and low in calories.
- High in antioxidants.
- May promote eye health.
- May boost skin health.
- High in potassium.
- May promote gut health.
- Very hydrating.
- May protect your liver.
- Easy to add to your diet.
If mom is more of a chocolate fan then whip her up a batch of these No-Bake Chocolate Nutella Layered Tuxedo Bars. This recipe is so easy to make that even the littles can help. It is cold, creamy, and decadent.
For the Cake:
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Stick Softened butter
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Earl Gray tea bags
- 1 Cup Self Rising Flour
- 1/4 tsp. Ground Cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. Fresh ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Ground clove
- 1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- 8 Dried Apricot Halves – Coarsely chopped
For the Glaze
- 1 Cup Powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 Cup Sliced Almonds (optional garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Grease and flour an 8 inch round cake pan.
- Warm the milk and allow the tea to steep for a few minutes – add chopped apricots to the tea-infused milk to soak.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy in color and texture.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Now add the remaining dry ingredients and 3 tbsp of the tea-infused milk being careful to reserve the chopped apricots for later. Stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan.
- Sprinkle batter with chopped, soaked apricots and bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- To make the glaze, stir together powdered sugar and the remaining tea-infused milk. Add additional milk if necessary to get the proper glaze consistency.
- Allow cake to cool until just warm before drizzling the cake with the glaze.
- If desired, sprinkle with sliced almonds and serve immediately with your favorite tea.
Amount Per Serving Calories 338Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 78mgSodium 449mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 5g
All recipes on this blog, EsmeSalon, are for personal home use, and as I am not a nutritionist, please use these calculations as a guide only. Please feel free to check the nutritional values for accuracy.