This is a moist and delicious cake. Made with naturally sweet Turkish dried apricots, it is packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. Apricots contain Vitamins A and C and carotenes. I like to serve this cake warm (15 seconds in the microwave) with a drizzle of pure maple syrup. As it’s cooked in a slice pan, I cut it into 2 inch squares and keep it in an airtight container for up to a week. Your family will love it.
Makes 12-14 squares
1 ½ cups dried apricots
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
100g (3oz) butter, chopped
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup self-rising flour (or all-purpose flour + ½ teaspoon baking powder)
¼ cup desiccated coconut
Preheat oven to 180⁰C (350F).
Place apricots, water and bicarb soda in a bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.
Place the apricot mixture in the food processor with the butter and sugar and process until smooth. Add the eggs, flour and coconut and process.
Pour into a greased and lined slice pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan before cutting into squares. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.