NUTTY APRICOT CAKE
Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 45 mins Serves 12
125g butter, softened 165g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste 2 eggs
70g Greek-style yogurt 150g plain flour
300g ripe apricots, halved, seeded
Icing sugar and thick cream, to serve
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grease a 17cmx27cm slice pan (inside top measurement); line base and long sides with baking paper; extending paper 5cm over sides.
Process the walnuts until coarse crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Add butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs and yogurt to the processor; process until smooth.
Transfer mixture to bowl with nuts; fold mixture together. Add flour; fold until combined.
Spread mixture into prepared pan; smooth top. Top with apricot halves.
Bake for 45 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in pan.
Dust cake with sifted icing sugar and serve with thick cream, if desired.