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One-Handed Apricot or Plum Torte, p.175


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 12 apricots or medium plums, halved, stone removed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar till smooth. Stir in eggs. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Pour into greased 8-inch round cake pan. Arrange halved fruit, cut side UP, on top of cake. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.