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This is a traditional South African Apricot Potato Cake made from russet potatoes, mixed with fresh apricots and a mixture of spices.

Apricot South African Potato Cake

Apricot South African Potato Cake
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Apricot South African Potato Cake is a delicious rich cake that gets its moist texture from Irish potatoes, cream and butter. 

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4 large russet potatoes

1 cup fresh apricots, chopped

2 cups whole milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup cream

6 large eggs

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups plain bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and boil the potatoes then mash. Add cream, milk, salt and vanilla. Whip eggs with the sugar and blend slowly and uniformly into the potato mixture, add apricots. Butter an 8x8 baking dish, add 2 cups of breadcrumbs evenly and then add potato mixture. Cover with remaining bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes.

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