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Griddled apricots with Madeira cake recipe

Griddled apricots with Madeira cake recipe

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This delicious dish can be made on the barbecue in less than 10 minutes and combines classic teatime Madeira cake with exotic apricots to make a summer dessert packed with smoky, fruity flavours. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 4 mins to cook
  • 320 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 4 apricots, halved, stoned and cut into wedges
  • 4 slices Madeira cake (250g in total)
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • clear honey, for drizzling
  • fresh mint, chopped, to garnish
  • flaked almonds, to garnish
If you don't have sour cream, use crème fraîche or yogurt

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    7g 35%
  • Sugars

    33g 37%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46.9g Protein 5g Fibre 2.3g


  1. Put the fruit and cake directly onto the barbecue bars. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until lightly griddled. Remove from the grill and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Divide the cake between serving plates and spread each with 1 tbsp soured cream and some grilled apricots wedges. Drizzle with a little honey, then top with a drizzle of honey, some mint and a sprinkling of flaked almonds. Serve immediately.
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This wonderful recipe comes from one of our Flame Academy experts, food writer and baker Edd Kimber. Find out more about him – and his top BBQ tips – in our interview.

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