Upside-down Apricot Einkorn Cake with Thyme and Almonds | © 2017 |

Made with seasonal apricots, freshly milled einkorn flour, almonds and kefir, this refined sugar free, moist upside down cake is easy to whip up for a tea time treat with family and friends. To serve, simply drizzle the cake with some maple syrup, but it also goes perfectly with a simple vanilla pudding or whipped cream.

  • 800 g Homemade apricot halves in honey syrup, drained
  • 40 g Almonds, chopped
  • 250 g Einkorn berries, ground into flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 175 g Butter, softened
  • 100 g Coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large eggs, at room-temperature
  • 200 ml Kefir
  • Maple syrup to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 9-10 inch springform pan and line the base with baking paper. Well drain the apricot halves. Arrange, cut-side down, over base of prepared pan. Sprinkle the chopped almonds between apricot halves.
  2. Whisk together the ground einkorn flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat butter, coconut sugar, lemon thyme leaves and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine.
  3. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture in three batches alternately with the kefir in two batches, beginning and ending with flour. Pour the batter over apricots and spread with a spatula to cover apricots and smooth top. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Carefully turn cake out onto a serving plate. Garnish with extra lemon thyme leaves and drizzle with maple syrup. | © 2017 | | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Balvinder Ubi 13/7/17 03:14

Looks so good! I wish I could eat it.

Mindy Boyd 13/7/17 04:53

I love apricots and cake, this looks so delicious!

Nammi 13/7/17 06:02

oh wow! I like this idea of using thyme in a sweet dish, should try some time. have a nice day!

Evolve With Mary 13/7/17 07:08

I love apricots and I really love upside down cakes so this recipe is perfect for me. Thank you for sharing.

Sharon D 13/7/17 07:29

This is such a gorgeous cake, Angie. I'm imagining tea and a book to go with it. ^.^

Rosa 13/7/17 07:50

Beautiful and very tempting!



GG 13/7/17 09:29

This is a perfect recipe for this time of year, it looks so pretty too. GG

Veronica Ng 13/7/17 10:36

This upside down apricot cake is definitely a winner!

Kelly 13/7/17 11:47

I love that you used apricots for this cake! It's just beautiful! Love the kefir in here too!

Veena Theagarajan 13/7/17 12:46

wow! love it .. never tried Kefir in baking nice one

Monica 13/7/17 14:04

Beautiful! What a great feeling when you flip this cake over and see this stunner.

Anonymous 13/7/17 14:06

What a glorious teatime treat Angie.
Have a wonderful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Ivy 13/7/17 15:15

I love upside down cakes and apricots are delicious!

Christine Ho 13/7/17 15:45

This cake looks so beautiful, Angie. Apricot is one of my favourite fruits.

Jean | 13/7/17 15:51

Angie, you're breaking my heart! I need to be eating a piece of that gorgeous cake this very minute!

Vicki Bensinger 13/7/17 16:18

How beautiful Angie and I love that it uses apricots. It sounds delicious!

Manu 13/7/17 16:43

I do love upside-down cake! They're funny to make.
Thanks for sharing

natalia20041989 13/7/17 17:29

Oh yum, looks like Summer on a plate, love this!☺

Nancy Chan 13/7/17 17:49

I love apricot and I think I will like this! Yums!

Catherine 13/7/17 19:19

Dear Angie, Such a beautiful cake to enjoy with the fresh summer fruit. xoxo Catherine

Liz Berg 13/7/17 19:31

I actually saw some fresh apricots in the Minneapolis airport yesterday! I was so tempted to buy some and now I wish I had! What a beautiful, tasty summer cake!!

fimère .b 13/7/17 21:59

à l'abricot ça ne peut être délicieux j'adore
bonne soirée

Eva Taylor 13/7/17 22:07

I love a sweet treat that has savoury herbs paired with it, it makes the treat feel a little healthier! This is a beautiful dessert featuring seasonal fruit and the texture looks great too.

Cheri Savory Spoon 14/7/17 03:17

What a gorgeous, delicious, apricot cake! making this for my husband as this makes use of his favorite summer fruit. Pinned!!

Chitz 14/7/17 04:26

Looks so yum.. fruity n nutty.. I love that combo in a cake 😊

Nava K 14/7/17 08:49

One word to sum up this upside down cake - diviners.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 14/7/17 15:08

How beautifully tempting, Angie! I love apricots and what a delicious way to use them.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner 14/7/17 19:42

Apricots and almonds are just awesome.. Delicious cake!!

Evelyne CulturEatz 14/7/17 21:32

Upsaide down cakes are so pretty, especially with fresh apricots! The thyme is a nice touch!

Chris Scheuer 15/7/17 00:50

Looks fantastic Angie. I love the maple syrup drizzle!

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 15/7/17 02:37

What a beautiful cake, Angie! I've been eyeing the apricots at the markets, wondering what to do with them. This is the perfect answer!

Dawn Yucuis 15/7/17 02:40

I love apricots. They would be so delicious in this cake. Your cake is really gorgeous.

Easyfoodsmith 15/7/17 17:49

Love apricots and the cake looks so pretty and so tempting

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 15/7/17 23:38

What a wonderful flavour combination Angie.

Tricia Buice 16/7/17 04:18

Oh Angie this looks gorgeous. Apricots are amazing and I bet they taste incredible in this beautiful dessert!

kitchen flavours 16/7/17 09:14

A gorgeous upside down cake!

Evi @ greenevi 16/7/17 18:24

What a beautiful cake, Angie! Love the combo of apricots and thyme!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 16/7/17 18:39

Angie, this is a beautiful cake and I'm sure it super delicious too!

lisa is cooking 16/7/17 23:01

I love upside down cakes, and this is such a pretty one! The apricots look delicious.

Judee Algazi 16/7/17 23:22

Absolutely beautiful cake and presentation, The flavors are interesting and it all sounds so healthy.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 17/7/17 15:48

This cake is absolutely GORGEOUS, Angie!!! I absolutely love apricots, so this is definitely calling my name! Love the addition of thyme and almonds too! Such a delicious combination! Cheers, friend!

Pam 17/7/17 16:04

Pretty cake, Angie, and I bet it's delicious! Apricot love for sure!

Agness of Run Agness Run 17/7/17 17:29

This is the perfect treat, Angie! Love the apricots in it!

Geraldine Saucier 17/7/17 18:46

I love the flavors in this cake, especially the apricots and the lemon thyme.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 17/7/17 21:17

This upside down cake is the prettiest. Apricot and einkorn sound like a lovely combo. And that maple syrup drizzle is just wow! I wish I could have a HUGE slice of this cake.

Catherine 17/7/17 21:57

Dear Angie, This is beautiful looking! Perfect for the summer fruit. xoxo Catherine

norma chang 18/7/17 00:27

Never thought of adding thyme to a sweet dish.

Alida 18/7/17 13:39

This cakes looks so fresh and seasonal with the apricots. Beautiful and delicious!!

Ritu Ahuja 18/7/17 18:21

Wow!! This cake is awesome. Lovely flavors and beautiful combination. Yum :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 18/7/17 18:35

Love this gorgeous combo of apricots, thyme and honey. I know it tastes as good as it looks!

grace 18/7/17 19:04

i thought i had seen every upside-down cake imaginable but i was wrong! what a pretty, delicious, and unique cake!

Juliana 18/7/17 19:47

This upside down cake looks so pretty Angie, and I love the fact that you used apricot and almonds!
Have a great week ahead :)

Dahn 18/7/17 21:03

this looks delicious, great photos and I love that you incorporated thyme. What a great combination

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 18/7/17 22:29

I always mean to pick up apricots when they are in season and I seem to always forget! Love that you used thyme in here too .... sounds fantastic!

Debra Eliotseats 18/7/17 22:51

I love herbs in sweet dishes!

Kitchen Riffs 19/7/17 02:03

Love the way upside down cakes look -- so pretty! And they always taste so good, too. Terrific recipe -- love this. Thanks!

Reeni Pisano 19/7/17 03:28

Such a pretty cake with all those juicy apricots sitting on top! I want to dig right in although I wouldn't want to mess it up it's so perfect.

Gloria Baker 19/7/17 04:38

Look really beautiful! I love apricots, in summer is my favorite fruit!!

Adina 19/7/17 13:20

What a gorgeous cake, I love a good apricot cake and this healthy version of one sounds wonderful.

Velva 19/7/17 15:53

Hi Angie, what I love about this cake is of course the fruit! Love fruit cakes but it does not have refined ingredients which makes it not to sweet and a healthy alternative to enjoying dessert.
Hope your summer is going well.


GiGi Eats Celebrities 19/7/17 18:53

I am totally not an apricot person, at all, but my dad is - and I know he would adore this cake!

Pam 19/7/17 18:54

Almost too pretty to eat... ALMOST. It looks wonderful Angie.

kankana 19/7/17 19:39

You always use such interesting flavor and ingredient combination. That looks incredibly tempting!

Choclette Blogger 20/7/17 15:29

Oh Angie, this cake looks amazing. Love the colour and flavour of thyme as well as apricot. Freshly milled flour is so so much better than bagged flour. How do you do it?

nadia 20/7/17 15:59

Looks super delicious! I've never made or even tried an upside down cake, can you believe it?! I would love a slice of this right now :D

Angie Schneider 20/7/17 17:04

@Choclette BloggerI bought a miller a few years ago and I have milled my own wholegrain flour since then.

Katerina 24/7/17 06:47

Kefir, yogurt and buttermilk make cakes super moist! This looks so delicious I would love to have a piece right now!

tigerfish 25/7/17 16:28

Love the generous chucks of apricots in this upside down cake! With apricots and thyme, your kitchen must be subtly scented with perfumy aroma while baking.

Sophie 25/7/17 20:38

What a special tasty looking apricot moist cake! It looks super Amazing! Waw!

noobcook 31/7/17 03:53

How delightfully pretty!

My Little Space 31/7/17 11:01

Another gorgeous gluten free baked ! Yummy...


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