Taken from 'Baking and Desserts' cook book - Helpful Hint; This cake should keep for about three to five days if stored correctly. Allow the cake to cool completely, then remove from the tin and discard the lining paper. Store in an airtight container lined with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and keep in a cool place.
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- 1Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, Oil a 20.5 cm square tin and line with non-stick baking paper.
- 2Sprinkle the sugar and the flaked almonds over the paper, then arrange the apricot halves cut side down on top.
- 3Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- 4Gradually beat the eggs into the butter mixture, adding a spoonful of flour after each addition of egg.
- 5When all the eggs have been added stir in the remaining flour and ground almonds and mix thoroughly.
- 6Add the almond essence and the dried apricots and stir well.
- 7Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, taking care not to dislodge the apricot halves. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until golden and firm to touch.
- 8Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly for 15-20 minutes. Turn out carefully, discard the lining paper and transfer to a serving dish. Pour the honey over the top of the cake, sprinkle on the toasted almonds and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Apricot and Almond Slice
Serving Size: 1 (143 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 503.2
- Calories from Fat 312
- Total Fat 34.7 g
- Saturated Fat 13.1 g
- Cholesterol 122.5 mg
- Sodium 250.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 44.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
- Sugars 39.2 g
- Protein 8.9 g