Orange and Apricot Squares

10 minutes
20 minutes



  • 7oz chopped Apricots
  • 2 tsp grated Orange Rind
  • 2 Eggs
  • 8 ½ oz Self Raising Flour
  • 4 ½ oz Butter
  • 9oz Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Orange Juice


  • 4 ½oz Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp grated Orange Rind
  • 2oz chopped Walnuts
  • ¾oz Butter
  • 1 tbsp Orange Juice


  1. Grease and line a 25cm x 30cm swiss roll tin.
  2. Cream butter, rind and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time util well combined.
  3. Stir in apricots and orange juice then sifted flour.
  4. Spread mixture into tin and bake for 20 minutes, 170C, 325F gas 3 until brown and then stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Make the topping, sift icing sugar into small heat proof bowl, add butter, rind and orange juice and stir over hot water until icing is smooth and spreadable. Spread over cake and sprinkle with nuts and leave to cool. Cut into squares and remove from tin.