Apricot Cake Recipe for simple Fruit Cake with Sponge Dough

Recipe picture apricot cake.
The simple apricot cake photographed from above. The baked apricots shine in the cake dough.

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Here I show you my Apricot Cake recipe. In Austria the apricot is affectionately called “Marille” and is especially popular. The famous Sacher cake is filled with apricot jam and therefore tastes incomparably delicious!

The apricot cake recipe is also an Marillen cake recipe :-).

For this fast fruit cake you only need a few ingredients, baking is child’s play.

I wish you a lot of fun in your home bakery!

1. Apricot Cake Shopping List and Preparation

You need for a juicy apricot cake:

Ingredients:

Spread apricot cake with apricot jam.
Apricot cake photographed diagonally from the front after baking. the cake is coated with apricots or apricot jam.
Apricot cake after baking photographed diagonally in front. The cake is coated with apricots or apricot jam.

2. Apricot Season

The main season for apricots begins in June.

Imported apricots come from Italy, France, Greece and Turkey. German apricot varieties are also available for the high season. The fruits available from December to March come from overseas.

A well-known distiller from Tyrol has also betrayed: “The best apricots fall from the tree.”

Pay attention therefore to the ripeness of the fruits and if the possibility exists, then buy apricots directly with the farmer or at the market.

3. Apricot Cake with Sponge Dough

The apricot cake with sponge mixture is the simplest fruit cake and succeeds in a short time.

I always start with the fruit topping first.

Thus the taste of the apricots can develop well in combination with sugar.

Now I prepare the cake tin and brush it with liquid or soft butter.

Preheat oven at 190 °C hot air. You can bake the cake on top or bottom heat. You should preheat and bake the cake at about 200°C.

Then it goes on to the dough preparation:

Filled apricot cake with fruits and sprinkled with sugar.
Apricot cake before baking. The cake batter is filled into the mold, apricot halves are placed in the batter.
Apricot cake before baking. The cake dough is filled into the mould, apricot halves are placed into the dough.

4. Glaze for Apricot Cake

If the cake is in the oven, you can take care of the preparation of the glaze in peace. Mix the apricot jam with some orange liqueur and glaze the cake with the baking brush after it has cooled down.

Spread apricot cake with apricot jam.
Apricot cake photographed diagonally from the front after baking. the cake is coated with apricots or apricot jam.
Fresh apricot cake photographed after baking. The cake is coated with apricot or apricot jam.

5. Apricot Cake Recipe

After this short outline of the baking process, I will now show you in detail, step by step with photos, how you can get a juicy, sweet-sour delicious apricot cake – homemade – step by step.

Have fun and good luck!

Apricot Cake

Super quick and easy recipe for apricot cake that is sure to succeed and shine on any coffee table.

Servings 8
Calories 282
Total Time 50 Min.
Discover here a simple recipe for apricot cake. I’ll give you great tips for a delicious juicy fruitcake and a step-by-step guide with photos. Have fun baking, good luck and enjoy the apricot cake!

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Recipe picture apricot cake.
The simple apricot cake photographed from above. The baked apricots shine in the cake dough.

Courses

Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

30 Min.

Ingredients

2 pc eggs
130 g brown sugar
1 pc Lemon
1 tbs lemon abrasion (I'll have an organic lemon.)
1 packet vanilla sugar
1 pinch Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
160 g Flour
100 g butter (soft or slightly melted)
10 pc apricots (washed, halved, pitted)
1 tbs Sugar
2 cl Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
2 tbs apricot jam

Instruction

Preparing the batter for cakes with apricots Step picture
Prepare batter for apricot cooking. The simple batter is created in a few minutes.

Preheat oven at 190°C hot air. Grease the cake tin, 24 cm diameter, with enough butter. I always like to use a kitchen paper instead of a kitchen brush. Wash, halve and stone the apricots. Marinate the apricots in sugar and lemon juice. Add eggs, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla sugar and salt into a bowl and whisk for 4 minutes until frothy.

Prepare the batter for the apricot cake, here the flour is added.
Add the flour to the batter, prepare the apricot cake step picture.

Add baking powder, flour and butter to the mixture and mix for another 3 minutes.

Filled apricot cake with fruits and sprinkled with sugar.
Apricot cake before baking. The cake batter is filled into the mold, apricot halves are placed in the batter.

Pour the cake mixture into the baking tin and place the prepared, sugared apricot halves inside down into the dough.

Spread apricot cake with apricot jam.
Apricot cake photographed diagonally from the front after baking. the cake is coated with apricots or apricot jam.

Bake the apricot cake for 40 minutes at 190°C, remove the ring from the baking tin while still hot and allow the fruit cake to cool.Mix the Grand Marnier or Cointreau with the apricot jam and brush the cake with it and polish.

6. Calories and nutritional values

7. Other Recipes with Apricots

Aprikosenmarmelade
Aprikosentarte

8. Weitere Ideen

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