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This apricot and cardamom cake with English Afternoon Tea glaze is a perfect teatime treat, share with friends or enjoy by yourself while the kids are working hard at school.

Ingredients

Qty Ingredients
75ml Milk
2 English Afternoon Tea Bags
150g Sugar
115g Soft Butter
2 Eggs
150g Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Cardamom
1/2 tsp Salt
5 Apricots, halves
For the Glaze
125g Icing Sugar
Flaked Almonds
  • Grease and line a 8 inch tin with greaseproof paper
  • Preheat the oven to 170C
  • Warm the milk and allow the tea to steep for a few minutes
  • Cream the butter and sugar together till pale and fluffy
  • Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add the dry ingredients and 3 tbsp of the milk
  • Mix to combine then spoon the mixture into the tin
  • Place the apricots cut side down and bake for 30-35mins
  • For the glaze, use the the remaining infused milk, whisk together with the icing sugar
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool slightly before brushing the cake with the glaze
  • Top with flaked almonds

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