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Ingredients: : Best Cake Recipe
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup warm milk
125g butter, chopped
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
Icing: : Best Cake Recipe
2 cups icing sugar mixture
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

procedures: : Best Cake Recipe
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 16cm x 25.5cm (base) slab pan. Combine apricot and milk in a bowl. Stand for 10 minutes.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
Stir flour, bicarbonate of soda, 3/4 cup desiccated coconut and apricot mixture into batter.
Spoon batter into pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan.
To make icing, combine icing sugar, milk, butter and vanilla in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Heat, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 20 seconds or until butter starts to melt. Stir until smooth, adding more milk if required. Spread icing over : Best Cake Recipe


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