Sunday, March 6, 2011

Apricot-Pear Cake

Apricot-Pear Cake
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Pear season? Try this recipe. Taste good, feel good ^^ Cake is light. Spice is present. Apricot make a nice kick in the cake. I serve it with caramel (heat together sugar + water) Nice! ^^

What you need:


2 oranges, juiced
1 cup whole dried Apricots, roughly chopped
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Olive oil
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Plain flour
2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Baking soda
2 firm Pears (Bosc), peeled, cored, and diced
2 tablespoon Icing sugar

* 1/2 cup whole dried apricot is about 10 whole dried apricots
* with 1/2 the recipe and i filled up 2/3 my 10 inch round cake pan (with 4 inch hole in the middle)

How to:
  1. Heat --1/2 cup orange juice + apricot -- in sauce pan over medium heat until warm. Remove fro heat and let's cool 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 320 F.
  3. Butter 22 cm. cake pan and line base and side with baking paper.
  4. Beat together -- sugar + oil + eggs + vanilla -- in large bowl until thick.
  5. Sift -- flour + cinnamon + nutmeg + baking soda -- over egg mixture
  6. Add -- apricot mixture (with juice) and pear -- Stir until well combined.
  7. Spoon batter into pan. Smooth top.
  8. Bake cake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in pan before releasing the side to cool completely.
  9. Dust cake with icing sugar. Serve!
Prepare dry ingredients

Beat together wet ingredients

Sift dry ingredients over, then stir until well combined

Add -- apricot (with orange juice) + pear --

Spoon batter into pan

Bake for 60-70 minutes

Dust with icing sugar. Serve!

Now, let's go make some & ENJOY ^_^
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