Whisk the egg with the sugar until fluffy. Stir in butter. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarb soda then sieve onto the egg mixture.
Add orange juice and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Wash the apricots well then dice them. Stir the pecans into the dough.
Put the dough into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour until a toothpick placed in the centre comes out clean. If the cake is getting too dark in the last quarter of an hour lay a piece of aluminium foil loosely over it.