Introduction: Pecan-apricot Cake
This is an easy cake to make in which you can vary what kind of dried fruit or nuts you want to use.
Step 1: Ingredients & Materials
80 g(grams) unsalted butter
250 g sugar
190 g flour
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
40 g chopped pecans (or a different nut)
180 g chopped dried apricots (or another dried fruit)
1,7 dl (deciliter) milk
butter for greasing and non stick paper
mixing bowl and some extra bowls
22 cm cake spring form pan
an oven (obviously)
Step 2: Preperations
I usually grease the spring form first and than add nonstick paper. This will make the cake come out perfectly without sticking to the sides.
Step 3: Adding Ingredients
Start by preheating your oven to 180 C (celcius)
Add the butter and sugar to the mixer and mix together.
Beat your eggs before you add them to the mixer.
Mix untill you get a pale creamy substance
Step 4: Add the Rest
Add the remaining ingredients to the mixer.
mix for 1 minute on the lowest speed untill everything is blended.
Step 5: The Baking
Add the mixture to the cake pan and spread evenly.
Bake the cake at 180 C for an hour.
Check if the cake is done by sticking a cake tester( or bbq stick) in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is done. (otherwise put back in for 5 more minutes and check again)
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes
Remove from pan and let it cool further.