Marlene Fields Recipe


By Marlene Fields maggie325

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15 - 20
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Marlene's Story

I bought a box of Betty Crocker's Butter Pecan Cake mix. On the box I noticed that I could access this great recipe directly on the Betty Crocker web site. What a smashing success this cake was!
Try it; you won't be disappointed. Our friends loved it and I was asked to share the recipe with several of them.


1 box
betty crocker super moist butter pecan cake mix
1 c
1/4 c
vegetable oil
1 can(s)
(15 1/2 oz.) apricot halves, drained and chopped
3/4 c
apricot preserves
12 oz. container betty crocker whipped whipped cream frosting
pecan halves

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350 degrees. (325 degrees for dark or non-stick pan). Grease bottom only of a 9 x 13 pan with shortening or cooking spray. I use Pam Baking Spray.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and chopped apricots with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
Bake 37 - 43 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Spread apricot preserves evenly over top of cake. Spread frosting over preserves. Garnish with pecan halves. Store at room temp, loosely covered.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

  • Comments

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    Marlene Fields maggie325 - Jul 4, 2011
    Marlene Fields [maggie325] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
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    Diane Morrison GGD - Feb 3, 2012
    Marlene this one sounds so good and easy to fix, I have been collecting new cake and other dessert recipes and your's is a winner for sure. When I make each one I will want to have people over to share your wonderful cake. Thank you for sharing and I have shared it on FB with my friends around the world, for we have travel out of the country and have made friends with people from many countries.
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    Marlene Fields maggie325 - Feb 23, 2012
    Hi Diane, thanks for the comment. This is one of the best cakes ever, in my "humble" opinion.
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    Evelyn Fleischbein Johnfrancis - Mar 21, 2012
    HI Diane, I am always looking for apricot recipes & use Butter Pecan cake mix but never thought to add apricots. I am making this for a church dinner tonight. Its so easy to make.
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    Bridget Carr grabyourapron - Sep 20, 2012
    Marlene~ I like that this sounds VERY YUMMY without too much fuss for those crazy days when you want an impressive dessert for guests but don't have a lot of extra time to spare. Thanks for sharing! Happy baking!!!