Tea time for my Hungarian grandmother was an opportunity to socialise and serve her delicious baking which she would urge you to eat. It was how she showed her love, “But Jenny, you’ve only had two pieces”. She often served variations of this cake depending on what was in season. Grandma would make it with fresh apricots, plums or cherries, but I imagine you could substitute lots of other fresh fruits too. It’s a very easy moist cake, go on, make it!
4 whole eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour
250 grams melted butter or margarine
Fresh apricots, plums or cherries
I used 8 apricots and then cut them in half. You could use more if you wanted to place them more tightly.
Preheat oven to 200 C or 180 C for fan forced oven.
Grease and line a square baking dish (approximately 24 x 24 cm or 9 x 9 inches).
Beat eggs and sugar until frothy and then add cooled melted butter and flour and mix until combined.
Pour into the baking dish and put plums, apricots or cherries on top.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until lightly golden on top.
Let cool and then dust with icing sugar if desired.
Enjoy with plenty of tea or coffee and chat.