This is one of my favourite cakes and I have never made one from scratch. I always thought it too much work and mess. Well the other night I went to a fine dining restaurant and heard this was on the menu for dessert. It was a deconstructed version and I was slightly disappointed. I then decided it was time to do it myself. I was very pleasantly surprised. I will make it for my south african friends as it’s one of their favourite desserts. (Now that I know it’s not that difficult) It really worked very well.
130g quark (I used cream cheese because I didn’t make any)
20g baking powder
100g sugar 50g melted butter
Scrape down bowl and repeat if necessary. Pour into buttered cake springform dusted with bread crumbs. If you don’t have any use flour.
1/4 tsp vanilla
50g apricot jam
2 1/2 minutes/60C/speed 2
add 100g almonds
Spread mixture on top of batter and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Let cool.