Tuesday, April 24, 2012

THB : Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon Coffee Cake

Second bake of The Home Bakers (THB), Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon Coffee Cake, chosen by Chris of Yummy Bakes.  Pistachio is not an ingredient that I use very often, mainly because they are quite costly, yes, I am sometimes that stingy when it comes to certain ingredients! I bake quite often, so budget is always on my mind, as it can be quite costly shopping for ingredients! Most of the time I ended up buying more than I need, yikes!! Almost all of the nuts here in Malaysia are fully imported, that's one of the reasons why they are so expensive! But for these, I could not find myself substitute with walnuts (much cheaper than pistachios), which I often do! So pistachios it is! I bought a small pack of 250gm since this recipe does not use much pistachios, and now I have some balance I'm keeping for other bakes! (yipee!!) !!


My favourite ingredients, apricots and lemons, and of course the pistachios! I only made half the recipe and bake it in my 9-3/4" bundt pan for 35 minutes.



I like the lovely golden brown of the crust. While this cake is baking in the oven, I can smell the mixed aroma of the apricots and lemon, really nice. Apricots are my favourite dried fruit (I even have a label for apricots in my side-bar!!) and I simply love lemons!



I did reduced the sugar slightly, and it was just right for us. This cake is really nice, there's a light lemony taste and fragrance, with a lovely combination of the tangy apricots and pistachios.



I had this with a cup of warm Earl Grey tea.


Please visit our other baking friends at THB for this bake and hop over to Chris from Yummy Bakes for the recipe. 


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47 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce, its me again the first one here... LOL... eh u dun need to sleep. I am about to bake this tomorrow. ;)

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  2. Wow your post is up already! M with Abbygail on this. Lady you really need to sleep!
    BTW this recipe is really great isn't it? I didn't get the brown crust like yours on my bundt but the cake tasted heavenly!
    Thanx for accepting me in your group :D. I really appreciate it!

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  3. Oh how lovely Joyce! I do believe I can smell it from here!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  4. ohhh ....es una delicia esponjosa y tentadora me encanta ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  5. I have never tried Pistachios in baking, agree they are expensive :)

    But this one is inviting me to try this at the earliest .. thnx for sharing !

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  6. i love the salty crunch the pistachios add to an already amazing moist lemony cake! This is amazing and so fresh! job well done! Job well done!

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  7. Mmmmm...I can just imagine how good it smells and tastes! Yum!

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  8. look delicious, I love the pictures are really nice!

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  9. Oooh, I love dried apricots and have a good stash in my pantry! Loving the idea of adding them to a lemon coffee cake...sounds delish!

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  10. yummy a perfect cake to have with tea

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  11. You so early - before me. Can see the whole pistachios, I was afraid that it will fall off so I chopped the pistachios roughly. Hmm.... overall I like the cake.

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  12. morning joyce, it's a delicious cake..moist and a very apricot cake even though it was made with dried apricots!

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  13. Each of our cakes look different and each one looks delicious. Your cake did brown beautifully. This was a good choice. We love it. Thanks for starting the group. I see, we have initials. I will pick up on that for the future.

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  14. Love this, Looks yummy
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  15. eileen@hundred eighty degreesTuesday, April 24, 2012

    It's interesting to see all come together to bake for the recipe. Thanks for starting this blog event. You have a nice crust!

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  16. love the addition of pistachios there...nice texture of it

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  17. Beautiful cake there with the mould ! Texture looks so moist and soft too !

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  18. Very interesting recipe.The combination of apricots and pistachios is new to me.
    Kisses,dear!

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  19. Lovely crust on your cake! Interesting cake this bake!

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  20. Mindblowing cake,simply irresistible..fantastic bake.

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  21. Agree with Emily. The crust on your cake looks amazing!

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  22. What a delicious looking coffee cake Joy! I love pistachios and can eat a few dozen in one sitting if giving the chance. I really like the combination of flavors in your cake. The cake looks incredibly moist and with the addition of the chewy apricots and crunch from the pistachios, this is a fantastic cake! I'll stop by THB for a visit!

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  23. That does look like a super moist cake, simply lovely. I find nuts are expensive in Canada too, even though many of our tobacco farms in the north west of Ontario have been turned into peanut farms.
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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  24. Hi Joyce!!!Your cake looks amazing!!!I will try it sometime I love!Definitely smells wonderful!
    Kisses!!!

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  25. This cake combines so many beautiful flavors! I love pistachios and adding them to the cake must have made a big difference!

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  26. I love the flavors in this cake Joyce...lemon and apricot, so Spring :)
    The pistachio not only adds color but great taste as well.
    Thanks for this delicious cake recipe and have a great week!

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  27. What a fantastic cake; all the ingredients are speaking to me; great photo.
    Rita

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  28. Wow! Your crust does look very nice and golden. Really love the combination of the apricots and pistachios together.
    I think you can be glad you did not substitute them for walnuts.

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  29. Mmmm...flavorful & super moist looking cake.
    Tasty Appetite

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  30. This cake looks so moist and flavorful. Need to try this for sure.

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  31. Looks yummy! I wonder if I can still join in, probably not lol! No apricots in the house!

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  32. Pls pick your award from my blog
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  33. Your cake look so most and must be good!

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  34. looks very delicious Joyce :)

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  35. I love how moist and dense this cakes looks!

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  36. oh wow, so many awesome flavors in this cake! sounds delicious!

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  37. With pistachios, apricots and lemon, shud have tasted delicious..

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  38. oh...estupendo cake me encanta así de húmedo un pastel deliciosos,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  39. The moist crumb of your cake looks wonderful! I love pistachios too :)

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  40. Your cake looks really delicious! I'm glad all our bakes turn out so well this time round! :) Can't wait for the next bake!

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  41. oo la la..send some over pleaseee..

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  42. Your cake looks great, I love to add nuts to the masses.
    kisses:)

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  43. Oooh...great pistachio and lemon combo! Like you, I'm usually a little leary about buying nuts cause they're SO expensive. This cake looks well worth it though!

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  44. I just love everything in this cake!!!!
    Sounds really good!

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  45. this cake looks fluffy, grainy and moist...juz the way i like to eat cakes! aiyoh...make a cup of tea with this ... bestest!!

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  46. A great combination of flavours! I love pistachios, but I agree, they are so expensive! Even in the UK :( And being a student I can't afford much right now! I think I'll use them sparingly too :)

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