Cinnamon Chocolate Apricot Coffee Cake

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

Can use dried apricots or cherries, would be great with coffee in the morning either way !
Recipe originally from the Cake Doctor book. Picture from the internet.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

vegetable oil spray for misting the pan and flour for dusting the pan.
1 pkg
18.25 ounces plain white cake mix
3/4 c
finely chopped dried apricots or dried cherries
1/2 c
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 pkg
3.4 ounces vanilla instant pudding mix
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
vegetable oil, such as canola, corn, safflower, soybean, or sunflower
1/4 c
granulated sugar
4 large
eggs
2 tsp
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place a rack in the center of oven and preheat to 350 degreesF. Lightly mist a 12 cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set the pan inside.
2
For the streusel filling, place 2 tablespoons cake mix, the apricots, chocolate chips, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Set the bowl aside.
3
Place the remaining cake mix, the pudding mix, sour cream, oil, sugar, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scrapping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look thick and smooth. Pour two-thirds of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with the rubber spatula. Spoon the filling over the third of the batter over the filling and smooth it out with the rubber spatula.
Place the pan in the oven.
4
Bake the cake until it is light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger. 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a rack to complete cooling. Or transfer the cake to a serving platter to slice and eat while still warm. Sift the confectioners sugar over the top for garnish.
5
Store this cake, covered in aluminum foil or under a glass cake dome, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Or freeze it, wrapped in foil for up to 6 months. Thaw the cake overnight on the counter before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy