All good hosts need an easy cake recipe in their back pocket. One that requires few ingredients, preferably ones you already have on hand. One that can be thrown together quickly, during those quiet moments before your guests wake up. One that can pass as breakfast, or as an afternoon treat, or as an anytime snack for guests to pick at between meals.
This apricot-almond coffee cake can be that cake. It’s a one-bowl mix-and-dump affair for the most part, but the combo of the sliced almonds, almond extract and jam create more complex flavors. I made this cake for breakfast while my parents were hosting
an alarming number of a few weekends ago, and they converged so quickly that I could barely get some decent photos.
The one downside of making this cake for guests? It’ll disappear before you can even enjoy it. Cake this good deserves to be savored. …