- 150 g dried apricots, ready-to-eat
- 4 cardamom pods, -cracked
- 1 tbsp baking powder, (gluten-free if required)
- 200 g almonds
- 50 g polenta, (not instant)
- 150 g caster sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tbsp Rose Water
- Rose Petals
- very finely chopped pistachios
- 300 g icing sugar
- food colouring, pink
Put the dried apricots into a microwave proof dish, cover them with 250ml hot water, and drop in the cracked cardamom pods. Put in a microwave for 10 minutes, checking that the apricots don't run dry. Then let them cool.
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease the sides of the springform cake tin and line the bottom with baking parchment.
Add almonds to bowl. Mix 20 seconds at speed 9.
Drain the apricots (if needed), Discard the cardamom husks, leaving the seeds in the pan.
Pour the apricots and cardamom seeds into the bowl.
Add polenta, baking powder, caster sugar and eggs.
Give a good long blitz to combine.
Bake for 40 minutes, though if the cake is browning up a lot before it’s actually ready, you may want to cover loosely with foil at the 30-minute mark. When it’s ready, the cake will be coming away from the edges of the tin, the top will feel firm, and a cake tester will come out with just one or two damp crumbs on it.
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To decorate, whisk together icing sugar, 1 tbsp of rose water and some food colouring, pink until smooth (add more rose water if needed).
When the cake is cool, poor the glaze icing on top and garnish with pistachios and rose petals.
Modified from http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/apricot_almond_cake_with_90181
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