Friday, May 25, 2012

APRICOT BLUEBERRY TEA CAKE



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!

http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-friendship-teapot.html

8 comments:

[email protected] Cottage said...

Oh So Yummy! Thank you for the recipe. Yes, Steve Martin and that movie are PRICELESS.
LOVE your teapot! Is it new and Who is the maker?
Have a wonderful holiday weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a scrumptious looking cake, the perfect accompanimant to a nice cup of tea..
~Jo

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, that looks scrumpdillyishus. I will add this to my recipe book. Thank you, Bernideen. Lovely photos, too. Deb

Rizzi said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.....AND SO DELICIOUS LOOKING.....I COULD EAT A PIECE RIGHT NOW......IT MUST BE SO TASTY...YUM....YUM....HAVE A NICE WEEKEND AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY.....
RIZZI

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, I love that movie too - it is so funny! Your tea cake sounds amazing - perfect for summer and for tea time - thank you for hosting,
Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Save me a piece Bernideen, I love something sweet with my afternoon tea.
I received your recipe booklet in the mail today, thanks so much for sending it and sharing the recipes.
Judith

Donna said...

Love the movie also. Your cake looks so yummy ... wish I had a bite!
Hugs
Donna

Marlena said...

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a simple recipe and what's in the cupboard? Sometimes, those are the best!