Viennese apricot cake

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    Frankly I don't know what makes this apricot cake "Viennese" but I know it is a delectable cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 (411g) tins apricot halves in fruit juice
    • 125g butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • ½ lemon, zested
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g plain flour
    • 50g ground almonds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons almond flakes
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat your oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a springform pan.
    2. Let apricots drain in a sieve. In a bowl beat butter, sugar and lemon zest. Separate two of the eggs and add 1 egg and the eggs yolks. Beat till creamy.
    3. In another bowl mix flour, almonds and baking powder. Gradually add it to the egg mix. Beat egg whites till stiff and fold them in. Tip mixture in the springform tin and even it out with a spatula. Place apricots with their cut sides down into the mixture.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven till golden, about 40 minutes.
    5. Remove from the tin. Sprinkle with almond flakes and dust with icing sugar. Serve with whipped cream.

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