Walnut apricot loaf cake

    2 hours 10 min

    This lovely walnut apricot loaf cake is delicious and nutty with a great fruity addition of the apricots. Lovely served for afternoon tea.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 120g butter
    • 140g soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 200g dried apricots, stoned and chopped
    • 200g chopped walnuts
    • 225g self raising flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat in the milk and then add the apricots and walnuts. Sift in the flour and add the baking powder and cinnamon and fold well to combine. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 hour before slicing and serving.

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