Today was Viv's birthday. Viv works in our finance section at work, so this is a sneak preview - she won't see this cake until tomorrow.
The cake is Aprikosenkuchen, or Apricot Cake. According to About.com, it is a popular cake in Germany that many Germans learn to make by heart. The recipe for this cake can be found here.
Viv is Chinese, not German, but I still think she'd like this cake. I made it in a sweet heart-shaped pan, inspired by Sally Seltmann's film clip for Harmony to My Heartbeat - her heart-shaped layer cake is so cute that I really wanted to make a heart-shaped cake myself.
I may have left my cake in the oven for a teensy bit too much time, because the apricots started to brown; however, as I was using a very different size and shape of cake tin to that called for in the recipe, I wanted to be sure that the cake was cooked through before taking it out of the oven.
I can't comment on the taste of this cake yet, because I am saving it for Viv tomorrow - but I will try and update this post then with the feedback.
Postscript - this cake was good - it was certainly not a sweet cake, and is on the more substantial side, but it would be perfect for someone who is not really a sweet tooth.
Hope you all had a good weekend!