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This apricot almond cake combines two delicious flavors in one chewy, sweet and tender cake.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I made this for our church coffee hour and got loads of compliments. There weren't any leftovers to take home, and my daughter now wants me to make this as her birthday cake. It's a dense, moist, flavorful recipe.
Although this tasted fine, the resultant cake was very flat and heavy. Could the baking powder have lost its rising power?? My sister gave me a similar recipe which I will try next time. Hers was soooo much better.
The flavor is good, but rather bland. I did not like the very fine, dense texture of the cake, or the raw taste of the glaze. I think both the cake and the glaze could use some almond extract. I also would like more filling, mine did not have as much as the picture.
I've made this three times already. It was a big hit each time. The almond paste and the apricot jam made the cake extra ordinary in taste and texture. Most people do not realize how good almond paste is in a mixture, either in a cake or a cookie dough. If one needs to impress bake this cake. You almost need to bake more than once because you need to use up the left over almond paste and apricot nectar. Believe me you do not need any excuse to bake this cake again and again. Let your taste bud and your friends' and loved ones' speak to you through this cake. It is absolutely yummy.
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