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Amaretto apricot cake – These cherries were delicious but you can garnish with berries

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

200 grs. almond paste

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

200 grs, dried apricots

1/4  cup of butter softened

4 eggs lightly beaten

2 tablespoon amaretto

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoon  of fresh lemon juicecherries or raspberries, mint leaves to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 180°c.Coat with oil or bakig spray a bundt baking pan. In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In food processor pulse almonds paste and sugar until finrly ground.Transfer to a bowl.In the same food processor pulse apricot and remaining 1/2 cup of flour until dinely chopped.

Add butter to bowl with almonds sugar. Beta by 7 minutes or until pslr snfd fluffy.With mixer in medium speed ( or by hand) add eggs gradually  and then add the amaretto  until incorporated, ocassionally scraping  bowl with rubber spatula.With mixer on low speed or by hand, add flour mixture alternately with sour cream or plain yogurt beginning and ending with flour mixture , untilo batter is smooth. With rubber spatula fold in apricot mixture until blended.

Transfer batter to prepared pan .Bake by 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan about 15 minutes.Then invert onto rack and cool completely-Cake can be kept at room temperature  in a container until 3 days. Or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, cake can be frozen up to 1 month.

To serve place cake on cake plate. In small bowl stir confectioners’sugar and lemon juice until well mixed. Pour over cake to glaze .garnish with cherries or frozen raspberries and mint leaves. Allow glaze to set, before slicing.

By @gloria.baker.587 .
Thanks for inspiring us!
You can see the recipe here: canelakitchen.blogspot.com

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