Sunny Side Up Cake

June 8, 2008


This is perfect for kid’s birthday.. but you can also arrange it “more serious” for adult b’day, instead of apricot, use sliced peach and arrange it in circle on top of the cake.. it looks very nice.. and the taste also goooooooooooooodddd 😀

for the topping:
80 gr custard powder (vanilla flavour) or corn starch + 2-4 egg yolks
50-80 gr castor sugar (depends how sweet you want it)
750 ml milk
1 can apricot halves (drained weight 480 gr)
500 gr cream cheese or plain yogurt for light version (you can also use sour cream instead of cream cheese)

for the cake mixture:

150 gr soft margarine or butter
150 gr sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
3 medium eggs
300 gr all purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
4 tsps milk

for the glaze:
500 ml apricot liquid (from the canned apricot) if it is not enough, add up some water to the amount
5 tsps arrowroot or cornstarch
50 gr sugar

This is for 40 x 30 cm baking pan.

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F), Fan bake: 160°C (not preheated).

To make the topping:
mix custard powder, sugar and milk together, cook on medium heat until it thickens, stiring occasionally.

In the mean time, grease the baking sheet, drain the apricots in a colander and reserve the juice.

Stir the cream cheese (or sour cream if you use one) into the cooled custard. Mix well.

To make the cake mixture:
whisk the butter / margarine until smooth and fluffy, gradually add the sugar, vanilla and salt, whip until the mixture thickens.
Add 1 egg at a time into the butter mixture , mix well at high speed.

Sift together flour and baking powder, add to the butter mixture in two stages, mix well.
Pour the dough to the baking form, spread the custard on the cake. Arrange the apricot halves neatly, with the rounded sides upward , bake for about 35 minutes or until done.

To make the glaze:
mix all ingredients, bring to boil and simmer for about 1 minute until it is clear, when it is warm pour it carefully over the cake, let it set for about 3 hours or more.

source: Dr.Oetker

You can make your own glaze from different ingredients, as long as it is clear and can set nicely then you are good to go 🙂