Apricot (sour cherry) cake

Apricot cake – prajitura cu caise (sau visine, prune, mere)

This is a very common cake here which can be done using apricots, peaches, apples, cherries, sour cherries (most common), bilberries, etc. mostly fresh. It’s quite simple to make but it has a few tricks.

Updated: 15-08-2008: the bilberry cake photo

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 kg fresh fruits with no kernel if it applies to the fruit type

Preparation

  • remove the fruits kernel if it’s the case (this is the most time consuming operation, especially for the sour cherries)
  • separate the egg whites and beat them until solid
  • add the sugar, egg yolks, milk
  • mix the flour with the baking powder and add to the composition while mixing it
  • add the butter and the vanilla extract
  • let it rest for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven
  • mix the fruits with a bit of flour, this will help the fruits to leave too much liquid and keep part of the composition uncooked
  • pour the composition in a pan then add the fruits on top, don’t press them into the dough, they will fall by themselfs
  • cook for 30 – 45 minutes
  • be careful when you test the readiness to test around the fruits. As they cook they tend to leave juice which will slow the cooking of the dough around.
  • enjoy

2 Responses

  1. You don’t have the temp. to heat the oven at in the recipe. Also, I’m trying it with Apple sauce in place of Butter or oil. I have tried this in other cakes and it turned out just fine.

    We will see how it turns out.

    Thank you

  2. I have a gas oven with no heat setting. It leaves some place for variations :)

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