apricot Cake

Upside Down Apricot Cake Recipe

Apricot Cake

Apricot Cake

When my favorite apricots are in season, this apricot cake is the first on my baking list. Pretty basic upside down fruit cake , except this one is very soft , almost melting in your mouth ,with a little tanginess from apricots. A real treat for apricot lovers ,and the apricot cake itself looks just gorgeous and so appetizing.

This same cake can be made with sliced apples,plums ,nectarines or peaches.

When choosing fruit for the cake ,make sure they are not too ripe so they don’t produce too much juice and make the cake soggy .

Enjoy the recipe and happy baking!

Apricot Cake


Apricot Cake

70 grams unsalted butter , plus a little extra for greasing the pan

1 and 2/3 cups of sugar , Divided*

1/3 cup water

10-12 medium size apricots, or as many as you need to cover the bottom of the pan

2 Large eggs, at room temperature

1/3 cup sour cream, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Apricot Cake


Preheat the oven to 350°F

Generously butter a 9-inch pie dish and arrange the apricots in the dish

Slice the apricots in half and place the cut side up
Start by making the caramel ,sugar syrup

Combine 1 cup of the sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over high heat until it turns a warm amber color, about 360°F on a candy thermometer

Swirl the pan but don’t stir

Pour evenly over the apricot slices

Apricot Cake
In a mixing bowl beat the butter and the remaining 2/3 cup of sugar until light and fluff

Lower the speed and beat in the eggs 1 at a time

Add the sour cream, zest, and vanilla and mix until combined

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, add to the butter- eggs mixture in 2 batches

Apricot Cake

Mix until combined

Pour the cake batter evenly over the apricot slices

Bake 40-45 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean

Cool for 15 minutes, then put the cake onto a flat cake plate

Dust with confectioners sugar before serving

Apricot Cake