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Fresh Apricot-Honey Sponge Cake (Russian Style)

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars
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"Summer is the time when we can forget about tinned fruit and canned preserves, and can finally enjoy the full, rich flavour of fresh fruits. This is a great fruity, juicy sponge cake made from lots of real apricots with a gentle hint of honey. Fabulous for sweetening up mid-summer tea time!"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 327
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan with butter, and dust with bread crumbs; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced apricots, and drizzle with honey. Cover, and cook gently until the apricots have softened, then allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites to soft peaks with an electric mixer. Slowly pour in sugar while continuing to beat to stiff peaks; set aside.
  4. Beat the egg yolks on low speed for a few seconds until slightly thickened. Slowly pour in sugar while continuing to beat until thickened and light-colored. Beat in milk, then sift together flour with baking powder, and fold into yolks along with cooled apricot mixture, walnuts, and egg whites until combined.
  5. Pour into prepared pan, and bake in the middle or bottom of the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Loosen the cake by running a knife around the edges of the pan. Invert cake onto a plate, then place another plate on the cake bottom, and flip right-side-up; cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 327 calories; 6.2 65.6 5.3 74 73 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

great w/ following changes. cut honey to 2 T. cut sugar to 1/4 cup w/ egg whites and 1/2 cup w/ egg yolks. i put almond meal on bottom instead of bread crumbs. next time i'm going to try more ap...

Most helpful critical review

Very very sweet and it took ages to cook. Then it fell apart because it was still very wet. Ate the pieces in a bowl with a dollop of yoghurt to cut the sweetness, and that was OK.

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great w/ following changes. cut honey to 2 T. cut sugar to 1/4 cup w/ egg whites and 1/2 cup w/ egg yolks. i put almond meal on bottom instead of bread crumbs. next time i'm going to try more ap...

Really really good. I did have trouble with it taking a lot longer to cook than it said. I took it out at the right time and it was not set in the middle. My error, but beware you might have to ...

I made this using the changes the second reviewer suggested. Everything was GREAT until I tried to remove it from the pan. With some after the fact research next time I would make it in a spri...

Very very sweet and it took ages to cook. Then it fell apart because it was still very wet. Ate the pieces in a bowl with a dollop of yoghurt to cut the sweetness, and that was OK.

This is too sweet. I think it needs a larger pan, the spring form pan might be a good idea as I was unable to remove this cake with it breaking apart. M.Kauk, Richmond, CA

Fresh apricot tang and fluffy sweetness; I did reduce the sugars and it is just on the edge of needing more. My apricots were fully ripe, and to reduce the liquid (trying to preventing complaine...

Made exactly as written except scaled back to 3 servings (made more) due to only having 4 apricots. I had BLACK VELVET apricots and they ended up tasting very tart- almost like rhubarb. Theref...

Nice cake. I reduced the sugar a bit, but that's the only change I made to the recipe. I put parchment on the bottom of the pan, and the cake came out easily once I slid a knife around the edg...