1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9” spring form pan and sprinkle panko bread crumbs to line pan.
In a mixer, whip butter with sugar. Whip until creamy. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt & baking powder. Add to above mixture. Pour into pan. Place apricot halves on top, dot with butter and a sprinkle of sugar. When it bakes, the apricots will sink down into the cake. Bake for 40 minutes, check for doneness by putting a toothpick in the center. If not done, cover edges and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.