Charlotte cake recipe with apricots and almond nuts – healthy, low calorie apricot pie recipe for breakfast or picnic. The classic Charlotte cake is made with apples, but even with apricots and almond nuts this low carb pie is very good: apricots have the necessary sour taste that makes pastries more delicious.

    Apricot Almond Cake

    Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 300 g of Apricots
  • 140 g of Plain Flour
  • 125 g of Sugar
  • 3 tbs of Almond Nuts
  • 1/2 tsp of Almond Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 bag of Baking Powder *(see the notes below)
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • a pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Separate yolks from whites, eggs must be room temperature. Add a pinch of salt to the whites and start beating. Gradually add sugar, beat until make a thick foam (whipping time depends on the power of the mixer).
  2. Pour 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to the yolks, beat well.
  3. Add the yolks into the beaten whites in 2-3 times, gently mixing with a spatula from the bottom up.
  4. Grind almond nuts in a blender. Add to the dough, gently stir. Add baking powder according to package instructions, add 1/2 tsp of almond extract.
  5. Sift the flour. Gradually add flour to the dough, stirring from bottom to top with a spatula.
  6. Grease a detachable mould with a diameter of 24 cm. with butter. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp of flour.
  7. Pour the dough into the mould, smoothen with a spatula.
  8. Cut apricots in half, then in slices. Put the apricots on the dough in a circle, leaving a small distance between the slices.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes at 180C. Leave to cool slightly.
  10. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
Author:
    Charlotte Cake, cake, almond, apricot, apricot cake, low carb

Notes
* A bag of baking powder means that you must see the instruction on the pack. In my country we have 2 types of baking powder: 1 bag for 500 g of flour (11g of powder in the bag), and 1 bag for 200 g of flour (11 g of powder in the bag), In this recipe we use 140 g of flour, so we need about 1/4 of the bag of first type (500/4=125g of flour) ~ 3 g of baking powder. And we need about 3/4 for the second type of baking powder (200/4=50*3=150 g of flour) in will be about ~7 g of baking powder.

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