Made this simple, delicious, rich and buttery vibrant Apricot Slice for afternoon tea. Everybody loved the light tangy taste of the dried apricot and can’t wait for their second helping. I think this would be great to serve on Christmas holidays as you can wrap the Apricot slices and store them in the fridge for about a week and then allow them to cool at room temperature half an hour before serving. As apricot pairs well with almond, I suggest you change the topping to almond flakes because the diced dried apricot almost turned black even I sprinkled them after 15 minutes of baking. Anyway I’m definitely going to make this again ~ A keeper for sure!
Author: Ann Low
- 150g Soft butter
- 175g Caster sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 3 Large eggs
- 175g Plain flour
- 100g Dried apricot
- Dice dried apricot and mix with 1 teaspoon plain flour, set aside.
- Beat soft butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract till white and fluffy at medium speed.
- Lower speed add eggs one at a time and beat well until incorporated
- Stop machine and pour in plain flour and fold well with a rubber spatula.
- Lastly add in dried apricot and mix well.
- Pour batter into a 8 inch square tray (lined all sides up) and bake at preheated oven 170C for about 30 mins or skewer inserted comes out clean.
Ann, I love to have one or more of this slices. Have been craving for some sweet stuffs lately. :o)
Thanks for sharing it.
Tried making this cake last Sunday but instead of using dried apricot, I used dried mango! I could not find any dried apricot in the nearby supermarket here. Anyway, the cake tasted buttery rich and moist. But too bad, mine was not as good looking as yours. Otherwise, it was all good. Oh, I used almond flakes for the cake topping too, just like you said. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
BeeBee, Yes, I'm going to bake this again for Christmas. Simple and delicious,
Hi Biana, Thanks for stopping by.
Jeannie, Angie, Lyndsey, Jen, Joyce, Ai Ping, QuayPo， Nami：
Thank you very much for all your compliments 🙂
Jessie, I know you're very busy baking cookies. Hope you can squeeze some time to bake this cake 🙂
I don't see too many apricot desserts, and this looks like very simple yummy dessert! You know how to make us drool all the time, Ann. Great selections of recipes and very well made desserts!
Ann, I love it. I live how you add a simple Christmas deco to make it look so festive.
What a delicious afternoon tea! I hope someone can make me this for my afternoon tea! 😀
Opps, looks like the cake has finished by now.Try to trun up earlier next time. Saw a similar recipe b4, using fresh apricot & was so tempted to try out but keep delaying. Will keep this recipe in mind from now.
Your apricot slice looks so yummy! Dried apricots happens to be my top favourite dried fruits! Love to munch on them! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!
wow, this looks just so gorgeous and lovely and must be delicious!
Ann all your cakes and slices look so perfect with a lovely fluffy taxture.
A quick and delicious afternoon coffee treat!
I love the look of this cake, so bright and festive, yummy too!
This aprocot cake looks great, and so simple to make!
Nice! This can be an alternative to Christmas fruit cake? I've been meaning to bake something like this for my dad, your recipe comes just in time, tks Ann!
Chris, Hope you try to make this, is really yummy.
Gert, Both of us are on the same line :))
Hi Anne, Congratulations on the giveaway. Will send out the gift soon.
If adding the apricot topping on the last minutes, its will not stick to the cake.
Cherry Potato ~ 是啊。。。这蛋糕值得一试。
Angel : TKQ!
Cherry Potato, 我也要谢谢你。。。
Lyn， Thank you for your compliment 🙂 Yes tell your hubby you need a mixer as Christmas gift from him.
Thank you Cheah. Actually I quite like the burnt colour but some of them are really black… hahaa
Hi Daphne, you're right.
Thanks Biren. Hope you can be here during the Christmas holidays.
VM, Thank you for dropping by 🙂
Lena, I think almond is better for topping, more fragrant.
i am drooling over your food pics…..sooo yummy looking!
Yummy! I've a packet of dried apricot in the fridge, can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing ya!
looks so good and golden! funny to see that the pieces of apricot turned black even after you sprinkled them after baking. Will take note if i make this, thanks!
WOW Wat a beauty…!Wish to hav a slice..thanx for the recipe…
Sounds delicious! It is a lighter alternative to fruit cake. Tea time must be so exciting at your house with so many goodies :)vanis
Ann, this looks so light- perfect for Christmas season when food is usually so rich too!
Hey, this looks good, Ann. Think the darkened apricot would taste nice, not so burnt.
You always baked so beautiful cakes, Ann! 😉
I'll get my hubby to buy me a mixer! LOL ;P
What a treat, I sure want a slice of it with a cup of tea.
Wish to have a slice for my afternoon tea now, look so good and nice!
I would like to have a slice 🙂 ur photos and presentation are so pretty.
Looks wonderful. My Mom is a big fan of apricots and I'm sure she'll love this cake. Let me forward your link to her. Thanks for sharing.
Looks so elegant! 🙂 Nice and different from your typical treat.
A perfect afternoon tea accompaniment!
Delicious ! Love the addition of apricots , besides it's chewiness , it also adds gorgeous color to the cake 😉 Or maybe just add the apricot topping on the last minutes of baking so that in won't burn ?
Looks really good Ann. I always like dried fruits in my cakes so this is perfect for me.
This is very good – one slice is definitely not enough. yum, yum