I love the scene from "Father of the Bride" where the father (Steve Martin) tries to criticize the wedding planner's cake ingredients in hopes of pressuring him to bring the price down on the wedding cake. Remember when he says - "how much can eggs, sugar and flour possibly cost?" Really, he has point! A cake is basically staples you have on hand plus a few more ingredients. This cake is a tea cake or coffee cake if you like. I used apricots and blueberries but other fruits would work well too!
This simple tea cake is perfect with a nice hot pot of tea or coffee. Here is what you will need:
Ingredients: granulated sugar to sprinkle in the bottom of the pan, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder (reduce slightly in high altitude) 1/2 tsp salt, - 6 Tb melted butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar , 1/2 cup cold milk, 2 large eggs, 6 ripe apricots peeled and sliced and 1 cup of blueberries and lastly for topping 2Tb light brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Now also: 2 Tb butter which you will use cut up to dot the top after the crumble!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9-10" spring form pan and dust the bottom with the granulated sugar. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Melt the butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and mix in the milk and eggs. Add the two together.
Spread the batter into the pan and press in the fruits evenly. The topping will be the last 2Tb brown sugar and the cinnamon. Mix them together and sprinkle on top of the cake batter - now dot the butter on top. Bake for 55 minutes - test the cake with a toothpick. I like using those wooden skewers for testing as I don't drop them as easily.
Interested in my "Friendship Teapot" -go to a former link below!