German Apricot Cake Recipe- Gluten Free and Regular Aprikosenkuchen

When my neighbor invited me to pick apricots from her trees, and I ended up with 43 pounds of apricots, I had fully intended to can them in syrup, but canning takes a while, and I've had a lot on my plate lately, so canning hasn't been top on my list of priorities. At the same time, I don't want those apricots to go to waste, so I'm coming up with as many apricot based recipes as I can to use those fruit. Here's a recipe I made, based on a recipe for Aprikosenkuchen, German apricot cake. You can make this either gluten free or regular. If you don't have fresh apricots, you can use canned apricots, or peaches or nectarines or plums or tart apples for this recipe. This makes 2 9 x13 pans of cake; halve the recipe if you only want one.

Gluten Free and Regular German Apricot Cake Recipe

1 1/4 cup oil- I used sunflower seed oil, but use whichever floats your boat.
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or extract
6 eggs
4 cups gluten free flour mix, or all purpose wheat flour.
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup orange juice
20-25 apricots, halved

1. Mix all the ingredients together, other than the apricots, insuring there are no clumps.

2. Pour the batter into the baking pans, then lay halves of apricots across the top of the cake.

3. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Do you enjoy fruit in cake? How much do apricots cost where you live? Does this seem like a recipe you'd try?

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