The dried apricots are a good source of vitamin A, which we need for a well functioning visual process and for beautiful skin. Contained secondary plant substances protect our body cells from free radicals and can thus counteract the development of cancer cells.
The traditional cake on January 6 is eaten in many countries to celebrate the three kings. It is customary to bake a dried bean and a king figure. Whoever finds the bean in his piece has to pay the cake for the other guests and whoever finds the king is celebrated as king on that day.
- 250 grams butter (softened)
- 250 grams sugar
- 1 packet Vanilla sugar
- 6 eggs
- 500 grams Pastry flour
- 1 packet Baking powder
- ⅛ liter milk
- juice of Limes
- 100 grams raisins
- 100 grams dried Apricot (coarsely chopped)
- 50 grams chopped almonds
- powdered sugar (for dusting)
- butter (for greasing the pan)
- breadcrumbs (for dusting the pan)
Butter the cake pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Preheat the oven to 175°C (approximately 350°F) top/oven. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix flour and baking powder, sift a little into the batter, mix in 4 tablespoons of milk, sift in more flour mixture, and continue process until all the flour and milk is used.
Beat until batter is smooth. Stir in the lime juice, raisins, apricots and almonds, pour the batter into the pan, smooth and bake for about 50 minutes. Let cool, remove from the pan and serve dusted with powdered sugar.