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Serves 8

a real tea time treat and so easy to make

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  • 200g apricots [ready to eat ones] chopped small
  • 275 self raising flour
  • 75g desiccated coconut [ or ground almonds or half and half]
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 225g soft margarine
  • 225gcaster sugar
  • 4 eggs


    preheat the oven to 160/325/gas3/ measure all ingredients into large bowl and beat well for 2 min then pour in to a 2litre loaf tin that has been well greased. bake for 1-1/2 hours or until skewer comes out of cake clean. leave to cool in tin for 10min and turn out .enjoy with a nice cuppa

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12th Dec, 2009
Reduce the temperature by 20 degrees for a fan oven.
22nd Nov, 2009
I certainly want to try this recipe it looks great but should the temperature be reduced for fan ovens?
12th Jul, 2009
I had intended to make one as per recipe using apricots and ground almonds and another one using cherries, sultanas and coconut. All went well until I split the mixture. I added the apricots and ground almonds to half but instead of adding the cherries, sultanas and coconut to the other half I added to the apricot mixture! Then mixed all together and poured into the 2 tins. Delicious, even if discovered by default!!
13th Jun, 2009
Very easy to make , made it 3 times so far , have passed it on to friends, who enjoy making it also
20th Apr, 2009
This is such a delicious cake, its so easy, even the kids can make it! They did and i enjoyed it with my cuppa lol! Higly recommend trying this one! X


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