Walnut and apricot loaf cake

    1 hour 20 min

    This lovely walnut and apricot loaf cake is dense, not too sweet and full of flavour; perfect sliced and served for afternoon tea.

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    Makes: 1 loaf cake

    • 120g butter
    • 140g soft brown sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 190g self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60ml milk
    • 225g chopped dried apricots
    • 225g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the sugar then add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in the milk and then add the apricots and walnuts. Spoon into the loaf tin and smooth the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing and serving.

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