This is very fragrant and not so sweet. It is also eggless. I will not reduce any ingredients further as it will result in a very flat cake, I believe.I adapted this recipe from allrecipes Easy Raisin Cake. I have replaced with dried apricots n added milk. I used a smaller cake pan.
3/4 cup of dried apricots - cut up
It is actually one packet of Harvest Fields dried apricot ( original 1 cup raisins)
1 & 1/2 cups water
90gm unsalted butter
1 & 3/4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup caster sugar (original is 1 cup)
In addition I used 1/2 cup milk
Put the apricot n water in pot. On the heat and let it boil 10 minutes.
Off the fire and add in the butter.
Stir till the butter melts and coats the apricot.Let mixture cool 5 minutes.
Grease a 7 x 7 inch square pan.
Preheat oven to 175 deg celcius.
Now add all the rest of ingredients into the pot. Stir all together.
You may find it increasingly difficult towards the end.
After all the flour incorporated, spoon the mixture into the pan and level it.
Bake for about 25 minutes.
When you smell the cake, use a aluminum foil and tent the cake in case it browned too much.
After baking , let stand in pan 2-3 minutes and then remove and cool completely on a rack .
Ready to serve!