Marillenschlangerl – Austrian Apricot Cake

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Maybe you already know my Apfelschlangerl – An Austrian Apple Cake, a time-honoured family recipe that is baked several times a year.
I used this as inspiration for my Marillenschlangerl – Austrian Apricot Cake. And they turned out simply heavenly.

I enriched the curd dough with almonds and sweetened the apricots with marzipan. On top, flaked almonds provide a certain crunchiness. In combination with the sour-sweet apricots, the Marillenschlangerl taste simply awesome.

You could basically call it a strudel too, but for me there is a difference.

First of all, the dough! A strudel is usually made of strudel dough, which is stretched out very thinly. Some people also make strudel with puff pastry but from a curd dough and the way the filling is hidden – we always call it Schlangerl.

More recipes with apricots:

Apricot dumplings
Apricot Pie
Summer Apricot Cake

Marillenschlangerl – An Austrian Apricot Cake
  • 250 g flour
  • 100 g grounded almonds
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200 g butter
  • 250 g curd cheese (quark)
  • 900-1000 g fresh apricots
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 200 g marzipan
To brush
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk
To sprinkle
  • 1-2 handful flaked almonds
  1. Put the flour, almonds and salt in a bowl and mix briefly.

  2. Add the butter in pieces and crumble.

  3. Add the curd cheese and quickly knead into a dough.

  4. Divide in 2 halves and wrap (possibly in cling film).

  5. Leave to rest in the refrigerator for a few hours (preferably overnight).

  6. Pit the apricots and cut into quarters or sixths, depending on the size.

  7. Mix with cornflour.

  8. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface.

  9. Spread half of the apricots in the centre.

  10. Divide half of the marzipan into pieces on top.

  11. Fold in the thin sides first.

  12. Then fold in the other two sides. (See picture)

  13. Place on a baking tray (without holes because the juice runs out) with baking paper.

  14. Do the 2nd half in the same way.

  15. Brush with the mixture of yolk (egg yolk) and milk.

  16. Prick the top several times with a fork.

  17. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.

  18. Bake in the preheated oven at 180° C for about 35 minutes.

  19. Allow to cool before cutting.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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