This was an unusual recipe, so it was a fun change of pace. It was quite different from any typical "American" style cake that I've baked - including:
- 2 cups of poppy seeds ground in the coffee grinder
- 1.5 cups of cake crumbs (and no other flour - it's a cake made from cake!)
- 7 eggs
- flavorings of cinnamon, lemon, and espresso
Here's what the poppy seeds plus cake crumbs looked like (I used pound cake from the grocery store....)
It looked like a mess, but eventually came together. After putting the batter in the pan, you top it with poached apricots, and then bake. Once it comes out of the pan, you top the (now kind of shrunken) apricots with additional poached apricots that look nice and pretty.
|After baking, and before re-apricotting|