Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Irresistible Apricot Chocolate Cakes


Irresistible Apricot Chocolate Cakes 

These Mini Apricot Cakes are one of my favorite sweet treats.
They are very easy to prepare and only the smell of them while baking in the oven is heaven.
Today, I have a very busy day ahead, but there is still time left for a quick little sweet indulgence, so let’s start.
For the Mini Apricots Cakes you need:

6 canned apricots
250g  (8.8 oz.) of flour
½ teaspoonful of baking powder
125g  (4.4 oz.) of unsalted butter
120g  (4.2 oz.)of sugar
1/8l of milk
100g  (3.5 oz.) of dark chocolate chips
3 Spoonful of icing sugar
Preparation:
-Cut the apricots in quarters and drain them well
-In a large bowl, combine  the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and milk.

-Mix with a hand mixer until  smooth and fluffy.


-Add the chocolate chips and combine them well with the other ingredients

-Grease muffin forms with a bit of butter and pour the mixture  into the forms until 2/3 of each form is filled
-Top each form with a piece of apricot


-Preheat oven to 200ºC
-Bake the cakes at 200º for about 20-25 Minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

-Let them cool down and dust with icing sugar.
Serves 12-14
Enjoy!
                

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29 comments:

  1. Hi Daniela, this irresistible cake look so cute and delicious. Love the apricot and chocolate combination. Great to go with coffee. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a lovely week ahead. With hugs to you.
    Best regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia,
      thank you so much!
      You are right, it's great with coffee, will try it this afternoon:)
      Have a lovely weekend too!

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  2. Did you notice how spell-check grabbed your flour in the Ingredients list? This is a wonderful dessert, fit for a family meal or the fanciest of occasions. Definitely going to pin it.

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    1. Hi Kathleen,
      thank you so much for making me notice this spell-check mistake, will correct it right now !
      I'm a big fan of vegetarian recipes but I'm still baking with flour and not with flowers :)

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  3. These looks so easy to make but so fancy!! Love it!

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    1. Thank you, actually it's really easy to prepare, so glad you like the recipe!

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  4. These cakes really look tasty. Yum!

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  5. Oops, sorry - double post! Anyway, great looking dish. I really love the look of these little cakes. I don't use apricot much in baking, and that's my loss - its flavor works so well. Really good stuff - thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really like using apricots for baking, they are so versatile!

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  6. These look fantastic and I will definitley give them a try! I have already made a copy and pasted into my recipe file. Thanks for sharing these little gems!
    Blessings ~ Victoria

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind feed back!
      According to my experience when you prepare these little cakes, they won't last long :)

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  7. Daniela, what an exquisite recipe and presentation! These look delicious. I love the apricots :)

    Yummy!!

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    1. Hi Judy,
      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words!
      Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  8. These are so cute! And, the dark chocolate chips must be a nice surprise in the cake. I'd love one of these with a cup of tea.

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      you are right, the dark chocolate works well with the sweet flavor of the apricots!
      So glad you liked the recipe, thanks for visiting :)

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  9. I've never been able to find canned apricots. Sad.
    These look REALLY delicious. And cute, with those little apricot showing off their sunny rounded bellies.

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    1. Hi Joyti,
      the good news is if you can't find canned apricots, you can use as well fresh ones.
      Give them a quick boil, peel them and remove the stone. Then cut them in halves or quarters according to their size and follow the rest of the recipe.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  10. oh these are fantastic! apricots and chocolate are such a delicious combination - i really need to try this!

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    1. Thank you Jenn,for the great feedback!
      Try them with a cup of coffee-delicious:)

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  11. i have never tried an apricot chocolate cake but these look so cute and truly irresistible! :D
    do you think we can make a big cake instead of mini cakes or would the recipe need to be modified?

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    1. Hi Abeer,
      actually I always prepared the mini cakes but I think if you prepare a big cake instead you don't need to modify the recipe, except for cutting the apricots in smaller pieces so they don't sink to the bottom.
      Most probably it's necessary to prolong baking time as well, cause of the larger quantity.
      I’ll try it out one of these days and will come back to you.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I LOVE how these little cakes look! As a non-frequent baker, I only bake when I'm really excited about the recipe, and these cakes not only look easy but look SUPER delicious!!! I need to buy canned apricots first!

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    1. Thank you Nami, for your kind feedback.
      Even if you are not a frequent baker, you will see how easy to prepare the Mini cakes are :)

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  13. These little cakes are so pretty and they look really, really good. I'm a big fan of apricots xx

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    1. So glad you liked the recipe! You will see what a nice flavors the apricots
      give to the cake, I'm a big fan of apricots too :)

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  14. Gorgeous!! This could probably work with peaches too, right? I must try it out. I just LOVE how it makes a little star with the apricot slices on top!

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    1. Hi Meenakshi,
      Thank you so much for your kind words I truely appreciate them!
      Of course this works with peaches too.

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