---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Fruits/nuts
       Yield: 8 servings
 --------------------------------CAKE BATTER--------------------------------
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter; softened
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
       3    Egg yolks
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   1 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking powder
      12 md Apricots
 -------------------------------CRUMB TOPPING-------------------------------
   1 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter; melted
   Use this recipe with peaches, sour cherries or pineapple with equally good
   CAKE BATTER: PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350F. Butter a 10-inch round, 2-inch deep
   cake pan and line the bottom with a disk of parchment or wax paper. In a
   large mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar until soft and light. Add the
   egg and continue beating until light. Add the yolks one at a time, beating
   well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Sift together the flour
   and baking powder and stir into the batter. Spread the batter evenly in the
   prepared pan. Rinse and halve the apricots. Remove the pits with the bowl
   of a small spoon if they resist. Arrange the apricot halves cut-side up on
   the batter in concentric rows, overlapping slightly, leaving a margin of
   about 1-inch around the edge. Don't be concerned if the apricots mound
   slightly in the center of the cake; the top will even out as the cake
   CRUMB TOPPING: FOR THE CRUMBS, mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
   Melt the butter and stir it in evenly. Rub the mixture to coarse crumbs by
   hand. Scatter the crumbs over the apricots and the edge of the batter as
   evenly as possible. Bake the cake 1 hour until a knife inserted in the
   center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for about 15 minutes and
   invert a plate on it. Invert onto the plate and lift off the pan. Peel off
   the paper and invert a rack on the cake. Invert cake onto the rack, remove
   the plate and cool.