As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Savoring Summer {Week 9 ~ Apricot Upside-Down Cake}

I have recently discovered food blogger, Jean, who writes and shares tempting recipes at Delightful Repast. I am intrigued by her Magical Meyer Lemon Bars which are made with whole lemons and intend to test the magic. I also plan to make her Potato-Leek Soup when cold weather returns.

But then, last week, there was this.

"This" was Apricot Upside-Down Cake and when I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it. I love upside-down cakes (there's just something about that buttery sweet topping), and this one was especially beautiful.

I made it on Monday evening and served it, topped with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, with our evening coffee and another episode of All Creatures Great and Small.  The touch of almond flavoring, that buttery topping I was expecting, the sweet apricots...all combined to make a beautifully elegant and delicious dessert, one that my family raved about. (And when I say raved, I mean raved! As in, "This is really good." And "I love this!" And "What are the flavors in this cake?" And even later that night, "Mom, that cake was really good!")

Yep, they raved.

For this recipe, I am going to send you over to Delightful Repast. It's worth the trip click of the mouse. I will simply note that I did not have any almond flour, so I just increased my all-purpose flour by that much. I did use the almond flavoring, however, and I wouldn't make this cake without it! 

For Jean's recipe, click below...

Do you like to read food blogs? Do you like to try new things in your kitchen?

Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 1: Marinade for Chicken
Week 2: Black Bean Salad
Week 3: Cappuccino Pops
Week 4: Roasted Sausage and Vegetable Pasta
Week 5: Easy-Freezy Vanilla Ice Cream
Week 6: Farm Fresh Corn Chowder
Week 7: Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Week 8: Jill's Dill Dip

Or last year?
Fruit on Tuesday Week 9: Peach Chutney

Or two years ago?
Salad on Tuesday Week 9: Greek Pasta Salad


  1. Okay, I'll be heading for Jean's momentarily. Does your family like apricots as a general rule? (I'm concerned that since mine does not, I should substitute a different fruit...plums perhaps. )

  2. I saw that yummy looking cake on her blog. Glad to hear it's yummy.

  3. Oh my goodness I can almost taste this...and smell it...yum. I would love to make to! However I will have to refrain...sigh. Enjoy your day!

  4. Sounds so delicious and it looks perfect, Cheryl! As soon as I Can, I will try making one.

  5. Oh, I love apricot upside down. This looks delicious and I'll be popping over to Jean's blog to check it out.

  6. I don't read food blogs too much. Don't know why…

    I'd probably substitute a different fruit, but not sure what.


  7. I read almost no food blogs, but I do read Jean's and saw this beautiful upside down cake! It looks amazing.

  8. Cheryl, I get so excited when someone makes one of my recipes and likes it so much! Your cake turned out just beautiful, and sharing it with your readers was so kind of you.

  9. I will definitely be trying some of her recipes. I love leeks and can't wait to try that soup.

    We love All Creatures, here at The Picklepatch. ;o)

  10. What a great looking apricot dessert. Oh yum!

    Hubby and I have been trying all manner of new recipes this summer. Lots for the BBQ and a couple of new desserts. We probably don't need to add that it's been delightful!



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