Apricot and walnut loaf

    50 min

    A lighter alternative to Christmas cake. Makes a nutritious snack or tea-time treat anytime of the year.


    Northumberland, England, UK
    48 people made this

    Makes: 1 loaf cake

    • 110g (4 oz) butter
    • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 110g (4 oz) self raising flour
    • 100g (3 1/2 oz) halved walnuts
    • 100g (3 1/2 oz) chopped dried apricots

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Melt butter in small saucepan until soft. Add to sugar in mixing bowl. Blend into a smooth paste.
    2. Whisk eggs and add to mixture. Mix well.
    3. Sieve flour into mixture and blend into smooth creamy paste. Mix in chopped apricots.
    4. Put aside some half walnuts for top of loaf. Chop the remainder of walnuts into quarters, add to cake mixture.
    5. Grease inside of loaf tin with butter. Empty mixture into tin into an even layer, top with half-walnuts.
    6. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 35-40 minutes.

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     -  02 Dec 2012