Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apricot Pomegranate Cake

2 cups cake flour
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup of butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped into bite size
1/2 cup dried pomegranate
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup Cointreau

Soak and cover orange zest and the rest of the dried fruit in Cointreau and fresh orange juice and refrigerate overnight. 

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well in between. Using a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder and fold gently into the wet ingredients. Lastly, fold in fruit and the juice that it was marinated in to just combine.

Pour into a prepared square cake pan (8 by 8" or 20 by 20 cm). Bake for 2 hours or until a stick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely before removing from the pan.


Rich and Sweet said...

looks amazing Mia!

Mia said...

Thank you!

Ellen Zames said...

This looks fantastic!! I'm going to have to try it for Thanksgiving



CEK said...

This looks great! I really love your blog and would like to pass this along to you. :)

Mia said...

Thank you so much ladies!!

Krista said...

This looks so good. I am such a bread fiend! Perfect for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week.

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Anonymous said...

Looks lovely and moist

Mia said...

Thank you!

Shema George said...

What a beautiful cake..Love the fruit combo in it...Really makes me want some now :(

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