apricot and blackberry cake

  • 185g unsalted butter, chopped and softened
  • 1¼ cups (275g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2¼ cups (335g) plain flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • 5 apricots, stones removed, cut into wedges
  • 250g blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar, extra icing sugar, to dust
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture. Add the milk and beat until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm slice tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Smooth the top with a palette knife.
  4. Place the apricot, blackberries and extra sugar in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Arrange the fruit over the top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Serves 10.

+ You can use any combination of stone fruits available.
+ We used fresh blackberries but you can also use frozen.

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