Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Cake Bake

It's Simone's Friday cake bake time again - I missed last week but here is this week's offering -
Apricot Madeira Cake

Here is the recipe

5oz caster sugar
5oz margarine
8oz self raising flour
3 eggs
3oz apricot jam
3oz chopped dried apricots

Cream the flour and the sugar with the apricot jam. Beat in the eggs then add the flour and dried apricots. Line a 2lb loaf tin and bake the cake for about an hour at 180C - sometimes it needs a little more than an hour - use a skewer to test if the cake is cooked. Mine seemed to cook more quickly this time hence the darker top to the cake - it still tasted good with afternoon tea and as my Dad used to say 'the burnt bits are the best bits'!


  1. Hi Rosie!
    I'm loving very much all these sweet Friday posts in Blogland ;-)
    (well..the word hyper-calorific would suit better!)
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. My son loves the burnt bits too! I love madeira cake and this one looks so good with the chopped apricots. I have a 2lb loaf tin so I think I will give this cake a go sometime. I hope you have left enough to enjoy when you return from one of your weekend walks! x

  3. Been a looooong time since I've heard - or had - Madeira cake! Yummy with butter spread on top and a hot cuppa!

  4. Well done Rosie! I still haven't baked and posted my first friday cake yet.
    Love the sound of this recipe :o) It certainly looks delicious, I should imagine it's very morish.

    Wishing You a happy weekend xxx


  5. Hi Rosie,
    That looks delicious ... I love apricots. I still haven't made a cake, but I've just got a lovely new recipe book and I aim to bake something this weekend! Well, that's the plan!
    Enjoy your weekend
    Love Kathy xxx

  6. This cake sounds so simple! Wonder if there was originally Madeira (Alcoholic drink/wine) in it?

  7. You are killing me Rosie!!! xxx