Apricot Prune Tea Cake
  • 3/4cup prunesdried , pitted
  • 3/4cup apricotsdried (or mangos, pears, apples, raisins or other dried fruits)
  • waterBoiling
  • 2cups flourplus 1 tablespoon sifted , divided
  • 2teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3cup brown sugar(I used Demerara Sugar)
  • 1teaspoon cinnamonpowder
  • 1/4pound butter(~1/2 Cup) , softened
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • xbdcup milk
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 6tablespoons buttermelted
  • 1/3cup walnutschopped
  1. 1. Cover prunes and apricots (or other dried fruit) with boiling water. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain and chop finely.
  2. 2. In small bowl, sift 2 cups flour with baking powder.
  3. 3. In another small bowl, combine brown sugar with remaining tablespoon flour and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. 4. Cream butter until fluffy. Add 3/4 cup sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until light.
  5. 5. At low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk and vanilla until just blended.
  6. 6. Fold in chopped fruit.
  7. 7. Pour a third of batter into greased 9-inch tube pan. Spread evenly and sprinkle with a third of brown sugar mixture. Drizzle with a third of melted butter.
  8. 8.Repeat for 2 additional layers.
  9. 9.Top with chopped Walnuts.
  10. 10.Bake in a preheated 180 degree celcius oven for 55 minutes (I took ~60 minutes) or until inserted tester comes out clean.
  11. 11.Cool on rack for 10 minutes.
  12. 12.Remove cake from pan and return to rack to cool thoroughly.
Recipe Notes

I already have request from the family to repeat the Apricot Prune Tea cake and that means it was really good! ­čÖé My little one loved it and the DH, with an eternal sweet tooth was asking for more! Maybe I can glaze it the next time or maybe even top it with a Chocolate sauce! Will let you know.