Almonds and apricots loaf cake

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Cakes & Cookies, Pastry | 0 comments

After the success of the tart, today I offer you a cake with the same combination of flavours: almonds and apricots.
Two tastes that match wonderfully together, thus obtaining a unique set of flavours.
Soft and moist, this cake is perfect for breakfast, for tea or a coffee in the afternoon…or in the evening.
It could be defined as a “Cake de voyage”, ideal for being transported.
A simple but delicious dessert.

cake alle mandorle ed albicocche

cake alle mandorle ed albicocche

Almonds and apricots loaf cake

Yield: 4 people

Ingredients

Almond and apricot loaf

  • 7 tbsp (100 g) soft unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tsp (140 g) superfine granulated sugar
  • 2 medium (100 g) whole eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 1/2 tbsp (100 g) pastry flour 

  • 3/4 cup less 1 tsp (70 g) almond powder
  • 1/3 grated tonka bean
  • Pinch oof salt
  • 1 tsp (4 g) baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp (1 g) baking soda 

  • 1/3 cup less 2 tsp (70 g) plain yogurt, room temperature 

  • 1 tbsp (20 g) pure almond paste 

  • 4.5 oz (120 g) cubed dried apricots

Extra

  • Ap flour to coat apricots
  • Sliced almonds
  • Pearl sugar
  • Whole almonds, cut lengthwise

Instructions

Heat fan oven at 300F - 150°C.

Use spray to grease or butter and flour a 7x3x3 inches (18x8x8 cm) loaf pan and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine and sift all the powders and set aside.

In another bowl, with a hand mixer, whip the butter with sugar and tonka bean for about 5/6 minutes at low/medium speed, scraping down the sides constantly.

Add a small amount of powders and combine.

Then, add gradually the eggs and then the remaining powders.

Well combine after each addiction.

Incorporate and combine the yogurt and almond paste.

In 2 batches, add floured apricot cubes and mix to combine.

Pour all the batter (690 g) inside the prepared mould.

Smooth the surface with a spatula.

Sprinkle the surface with Sliced almonds, pearl sugar and whole almonds.

Bake for 65/67 minutes, second rack from the bottom.

Out of the oven, remove the loaf from the mould and let completely cool.

Enjoy!

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