I was in two minds about posting a picture of this - it looks totally ordinary. But as I was tucking into my second piece for morning tea (oops) I was thinking how damn good this cake is.
I haven't made it for a while because (embarassing admission coming up) when I read the recipe I think, nah, that's too healthy. I want something really nice. You know with lots of butter and eggs and maybe some brown sugar or chocolate. something that makes you feel naughty just thinking about it.
And then every time I make it (like I did yesterday because I have an excessive amount of dried apricots at the moment) I remember all over again how great it tastes.
So read the recipe and think what you like, but I bet you anything that if you make it you will be pleasantly surprised. Oh and the other thing - it's really really quick and easy.
Super duper yum-o apricot and honey cake
Pre-heat your oven to 180oC/350oF. Don't use fan forced or the cake will be too dry. Grease a loaf tin.
125gms melted butter
185gms chopped dried apricots
3tbs honey (don't be stingy)
2/3 cup of milk
1 beaten egg
In a medium to large bowl sift:
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup self raising wholemeal flour
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the apricot mixture and mix lightly. Put the batter in the loaf tin and bake for 50-60 mins. Leave in the tin for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool.