apricot and almond cake

by Eva Felis on June 7, 2013

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I am about to leave town and country, my bags are packed and it’s about time. I waited many weeks and even months went by since I booked my flight. Soon I’ll be home at my parent’s house, my other home.

I am anticipating sitting at the kitchen table, drinking coffee while my mum makes her famous buttery scrambled eggs. Once in a while it’s just nice to have someone cooking for me, usually I am the one taking care of business in the kitchen. I won’t call it the old-fashioned division of labor, me taking care of laundry and hubby washing the car. But heck yeah I prefer stirring the pasta sauce and sipping red wine than pushing the lawn mover over the turf in the heat of the summer. There it is again, me trying hard not be pushed in a desperate housewife role but seeking out the pros and even liking it.

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On the other hand I feel bad to leave Mr. F behind with an empty refrigerator. I had been pondered on buying food for him. I went forth and back in my head, one point is: If you start this, there is no going back. Once rotten spoiled… But on the other hand, he will be busy taking care of our dog. Just to salve my conscience I stocked up with potato chips. Let’s face it with the utmost probability he will ignore my homemade lentil soup and find himself a burger. When the cat’s away, the mice do play.apricot cake-464


Nevertheless I couldn’t resist leaving something sweet for Mr. F behind. Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey. You’ll find it in the freezer, top left right. I cut it, so you can remove just piece by piece and let it defrost on the counter or bake it shortly (there is vanilla ice cream too). This might be just like my mom would do it, but that is how taking care of your loved ones work.

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  1. I spent 6 years in Germany back in the 1980’s .
    Enjoy the food , wine and of coure the BEER .

  2. Mr. W. ist schon ganz neidisch…. :-) Also, vielleicht sehen wir uns doch noch in good old Germany auf einen kurzen Kaffee ganz ordinär aus der Tasse, frei von Plastik. 😉

  3. It’s my first time here and I have to tell you I love your photography! And this cake sounds absolutely incredible! It’s hard to beat apricots when they’re in season and this looks like a great way to use them up…

    Thanks for the organizing advice!

    -your newest follower

  4. Greetings, this looks fabulous! Is it really 8 oz (1 cup?!) of honey?

    Is this very sweet?

    • Hello Christine!
      No it’s 50 g / 1.8 oz. honey that’s about 1/8 cup of honey. But you are right one cup of honey would be very sweet. :)

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