Almond, Pine nuts, Apricots and Cranberries Coffee Cake

Posted: June 18, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Almond, Pine nuts, Apricots and Cranberries Coffee Cake 

I had made this coffee cake several times and it always a hit at my house, so thought of sharing this here. This is perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I have adapted this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis and made some minor changes to suit my taste palette. 

Almond, pine nuts, apricots and cranberries coffee cake

Almond, Pine nuts, Apricots and Cranberries coffee Cake


  • 1/2 cup whole Almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted for garnishing
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted for garnishing
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Heat a pan and slightly toast whole almonds and pine nuts. Be careful while toasting the nuts, do not take your eye off it or else they will get burn.
  • Once toasted, cool of little bit and grind it into a fine powder. Keep it aside.
  • Also, toast sliced almonds and pine nuts for garnishing and keep it aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg fahrenheit and prepare a cake pan by brushing the sides with butter and sprinkling flour.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl  including powder of almonds and pine nuts and keep it aside.
  • In an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow.
  • Add butter, milk and almond extract and mix well.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Now add chopped apricots and dried cranberries to the batter and gently stir to mix altogether.
  • Pour batter in prepared cake pan of 9 inch and sprinkle the top with sliced almonds and pine nuts evenly.
  • Bake until the cake is golden brown on the top and tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean about 40-45 minutes.
  • Once done, take the cake out and loosen the side by using a sharp knife and let it cool for sometime.
  • Turn the cake out, slice in individual pieces to serve.
Almond, Pine nuts, Apricots and Cranberries Coffee Cake

Almond, Pine nuts, Apricots and Cranberries Coffee Cake

And Once again thankyou everyone for visiting my blog and for all your kind comments.

Have a wonderful weekend guys!

  1. Sridevi says:

    Nice nutty cake…Loved the presentation.

  2. Jagruti says:

    Lovely and yummy cake..great for tea-time or with glass of milk..

  3. Rachana says:

    A perfect tea-time cake…love all the nuts in there 🙂

  4. I love this cake and will keep the recipe in mind for the days we are about to spend in our mountain home; it would be perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon after a swim. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  5. Krishnaveni says:

    beautiful work suman…looks great. loved those nuts combination

  6. Amy @ cookbookmaniac says:

    This looks like the perfect cake to go with my mornings coffee. I love dried cranberries!

  7. Simply Life says:

    oh that coffee cake looks perfect!

  8. Priti says:

    Cake looks absolute delicious…bookmarked it dear

  9. Neha says:

    that was really nice recipe..thanks for sharing Suman

  10. Gouri Guha says:

    This cake looks amazing and tempting too…nutty and some crunch with every bite…

  11. Wow thats a very beautiful rich nutty cake…just loved it…

  12. Priya says:

    Cake looks scrumptious and fabulous..

  13. sripriya says:

    Hi looks really fantastic & awesome..

  14. sweetlife says:

    great cake, two nuts and two fruits…even better..yum


  15. FoodZone says:

    Yummy! Love Giada’s recipes.

  16. t says:

    Beautiful cake and looks so moist, love the almond on top….

  17. ahhhhhhhh coffeee cake with nuts….superb…looks amazing ..pass me tht slice

  18. anyway planning to shift from here to ur place.then i can taate all these yummy dishes..coffecake what a combination all nuts wow mouthwatering ..nice one suman

  19. incidentalcooksuman says:

    thanks Tes, that was pretty quick…:)

  20. Tes says:

    Wow, the cake looks so delicious. I definately gonna try baking this in the morning.

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