Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Apricot Pistachio Lemon Coffee Cake




Moving on with our second bake at The Home Baker's ( THB), we are baking this Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon coffee cake from the book , Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas. I'm glad that this cake turned out much better than our first bake, the cheese swirled chocolate cake. It is moist and also it's nice to be eaten warm or cold and i didnt find the cake dry out even after 2 days in the fridge, just a little hard. I also think that it's nice to use other nuts besides pistachio , just that it's a little prettier seeing the specks of the green pistachio and the pieces of chopped apricots in the cake. However, i had a slight problem with this cake that is slicing the cake..the apricots are just falling off from the cake and some of it sticked onto my knife.  The ones that you see here are slightly better ones among them.



I made half of the recipe in a 7 inch round cake pan, for full recipe please refer to Chris from Yummy Bakes blog and to see the rest of the members who had done this, visit here

this is what i mean, these are the better ones but still not nicely sliced..

less apricot and no pisctahios in this slice, hence better shape!

48 comments:

  1. Yours so pretty and fine - no earth quake. I picked up your tips lah that's why I refrigerate some before slicing it. This is how we learn from each other. :)

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  2. It looks so moist and soft as a cloud ! The pistachios and apricots sure adds some gorgeous color ! Kinda reminds me of Japanese cheesecake and even with no nuts or fruits in it I had a hard time cutting it neatly tsk tsk :P :D

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  3. Aiyo.... looks yummy leh ... I was in doubt whether I shud bake this first or wait till the others done with it... LOL . Guess now I can safely bake it ;)

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  4. It is interesting without the nuts, the shape takes hold more firmly. I think, they both look great. I see, I should have more nuts and apricots in mine.

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  5. hi lena, i was confused with the name of 'coffee cake', ha ha, sorry for a bit out dated from ur THB event.

    your cake looks so moist and yummy with lots of nuts, good job.

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  6. Hi Lena, You cake has a lovely golden colour! Even though it is slightly crumbly, I love its texture. Nice cake, one that I've enjoyed!

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  7. Yup, I agree with kitchen flavours, nice and lovely golden colors, and looks moist too!

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  8. This cake looks so fluffy. It raised so nicely. It looks moist and delicous to me too. Well done, Lena.

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  9. wow! the cake looks soooo pretty baked! nice texture, nicely browned surface and look so moist too!!!

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  10. Such a pretty looking cake. It look so light and fluffy. This is my kind of cake with dried fruits in it. Yea it is always tricky to cut into cakes with dried fruits and nuts in it.

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  11. I think your cake looks more tender and fluffier than ours. wonder why so?
    TOtally agree that the cake looks pretty with the specks of apricot and pista peeking in between.

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  12. nampak sungguh moist sekali.Pastinya sangat sedap.Masuk list dulu ya resepi ni:)

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  13. Wow.. the cake looks so soft and light. Perfect to go along on an afternoon tea snack. Does storing the cake in the fridge and cutting it with a warm knife after that helps to prevent the fruits from dropping out ? I tried that with mixed fruits and it works though.

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  14. eileen@hundred eighty degreesApril 24, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Yours look soft and I like the golden colour top. Very nice!

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  15. Hi Lena, your cake look ssooo good. Very soft and moist. Lovely color and photographs.

    Have a nice day.

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  16. Lena....I think it taste great..apricot and pistachio...and the photos are great too...soft lemony print :)

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  17. Hi Lena, your cake looks fantastic, so soft that delights .... hmmm!
    kisses dear:)

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  18. It looks scrumptious!Wish I hade a big slice of it
    !Kisses,dear Lena!

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  19. lena, your cake looks so moist...with apricot and pistachio inside, i believe the taste is good...:)

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  20. chris: you clever..i shld have done the same too!

    ane: thanks..haha! too soft??

    abby: wei..i know you will always be the last to bake!!

    chaya: hi, some of the slices got a few pieces of apricots and nuts in it, a little difficult to cut through..i'll be going over to see yours shortly!

    eileenlee: thank you! i was just like you previously, getting confused with coffee cakes, thinking it contains coffee as an ingredient. well, it simply means a nice cake with coffee..ha!

    joyce: i think all of our cakes have turned out quite well, yes i enjoyed eating this and i'm sure the rest too!

    yummylittlecooks: thank you, yeah i also think the crust is looking good.hehe..

    sheohyan: thanks! hope you hv a great adventure in your cake baking!!

    jasmine: hi, so glad to see you here! hope to see more of your bakes after youe exam!

    gert: yeah, as you are one experienced baker, so you know there's a little cutting a nice slice out..

    anuja: thanks..now you reminded me..i used buttermilk instead of yogurt..will be going over to see yours soon.

    cm: hai kak, agar kak sihat2 selalu ya..ya, lena enjoyed eating this cake very much, hope kak cm will like it too.

    barb: hey, you exaggerating lah!!

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  21. The color is good, the texture is soft and moist.... and it's coffee-infused~~

    Btw, I didn't spot any coffee-like in the recipe?? Did my eyes trick me or?? How come the name Apricot Pistachio Lemon Coffee Cake? (a coffeeholic here)

    *psst... I prefer yours to Chris :p

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  22. Oh gosh I love the fine crumbs! This cake looks really tender and yummy! Slice me a big one please. ;))

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  23. Lena, your cake looks so smooth and inviting. Love the lemony flavour. Slurppppp...
    Enjoy your evening.
    Kristy

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  24. Apricot(ticked), pistachio(ticked), lemon(ticked), what a great combination to make a nice coffee/afternoon tea cake like this! If I'm your neighbour, I'll knock on your door every time when I smell something baking from your place, haha! I like to use chopped pistachio to decorate the top of the cakes but never thought of using it to bake in cakes. Very interesting, Lena!

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  25. DE.LI.CIOUS.LY moiST and TendeR!

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  26. Cake looks so beautiful! Very well baked! Bet it tastes great :)

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  27. I want to try apricot cake. But ends up they always finish by me,haha :)

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  28. Oh wow, what a lovely combination of ingredients! I am very intrigued!

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  29. ahh Lena this cake look delicious!

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  30. Your cake looks great! And it tastes great to....

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  31. Wow! It has such fine crumbs and looks so buttery and moist! I am going to bookmark this!

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  32. this looks like it will melt in my mouth!! Maybe that's why it looks harder to cut- must be the crumbier nature of the cake. I love the combination of flavours- not often to have pistachios and apricots together and they are a perfect match!! I'm on hols now and would love to have a slice with a cup of coffee!

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  33. This cake looks so flffy and soft! must be very good. I hope to join in and bake but I don't have so many times in baking, snapping photos, editing and write up!

    Sorry lena asking and asking question. Yvonne asked whether muffin mix consider as 1 ingredient?

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  34. joyce@ccooky: yes, chris from yummy bakes left the cake in the fridge and it came out better! Thanks for your tips!

    loveforfood: thanks!

    eileen: yours look good as well! Glad to see that you're in THB!

    amelia: thank you! like your april fool burgers!

    elin: pretty or not? LOL!!

    duxa: thank you for your compliments!

    lenia: thank you, dear!!

    sherleen: though it's a bit crumbly to cut, it taste great!

    yvonne: your eyes are okay, there isnt any coffee..just the name coffee cake ..means a cake to be eat with coffee! ha!

    bee2: the taste is great, just that it crumbles when i cut the cake, i saw one member baked them into minis..that's a great idea, that we dont hv to cut the cake.

    kristy: thank you, dear! it's nice. Have a good week too!

    jessie: like your 'ticked and ticked" haha..you shld then try pistachios in your cake, though they dont really bring out much flavours but it's pretty looking in the cake..

    emily: i think all of us who had baked agree that this is a very nice cake to eat!

    adeline: thank you, it tastes good!

    cass: you mean your family dont like apricots?

    cathleen: yeah, like that combination of apricot and lemony taste in the cake.

    Gloria: thanks very much!

    Yvette: i like that you baked them into minis..save the trouble of cutting them!

    jeannie: you can bake them into small cakes..like yvetter, they look cute and no slicing problem..otherwise you can leave the cake in the fridge first and slice them.

    daphne: thank you. wow, you're on holiday..you mean you're on vacation somewhere??

    angeline: dont worry abt the questions. you can tell yvonne to go ahead to use muffin mix. hope to see you gals' entries!

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  35. Nice soft yummy cake, Lena. Yes, I agree with you, sometimes it's difficult to cut up the cake where there are nuts in it.

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  36. This looks and sounds amazing, so moist and full of yummy flavors!

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  37. look at those texture. Moist and soft looking. Next month, I have to hvae to have to participate.

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  38. very nicely done Lena, nice color and nice brown top, soft and fine texture :)

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  39. Just lovely...you can really see the texture and almost feel how light and tender it is. Sounds pretty tasty too.

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  40. Oh, Lena....your cake will either cause me insomnia tonight or a sweet dream...haha. It looks SO good....moist and tempting. The colour is so beautiful. Thanks very much for sharing! Hope you have a great week.

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  41. Hi Lena, your cake is so pretty, it has such a pretty bright yellow colour! Can't wait for our next bake ;)

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  42. This is really my type of cake!
    With Teh-O, perfect!

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  43. These cake looks simply divine & so moist! Love the airy texture & how it turned out perfectly bake in golden brown! Great tea time treat indeed! :)

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  44. Its tea time and I wish this piece of cake is right before me for me to indulge...

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  45. the cake looks so moist and light. good thing i'm not your neighbor or else..

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