¾ cup of chopped dried apricots
¾ cup of pitted prunes ( I also chopped them)
Water or cold tea – I used tea
¾ cup of sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup of milk
½ cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Cover the chopped apricots and prunes with either water or cold tea. Leave to soak for a few hours. I left mine overnight – how’s that for forward planning for once!
Grease a 25cm ring tin.
Pre heat the oven to 170 ° C.
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs, dried ingredients and milk. Lastly add the drained fruit.
Combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Place one third of the batter in your greased tin, sprinkle over a third if the cinnamon mixture. Repeat twice till all the mix and sugar mixture are used up. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes, or till a skewer comes out clean when you test the cake.