Cream cheese -Apricot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

I adapted this recipe from an old new England magazine about 8 years ago. This recipe was from a country Inn in VT. Cream cheese is mixed in to the batter. It is a really buttery sweet cake,and very tasty. I added a Cream Cheese icing. That puts it over the top. My daughters says it's addictive.Great with a cup of coffee after dinner, and breakfast! Enjoy all!!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
water for (apricot and raisins)
1/2 c
chopped up dried apricots cut in to small pieces
1/2 c
golden raisins
2 c
sugar -divided
8 oz
softened cream cheese
1 c
butter(2 sticks)softeneed
1/2 Tbsp
vanilla
4
large eggs
2 c
all purpose flour sifted
1/2 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 c
chopped walnuts,or chopped pecans

CREAM CHEESE ICING

4 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
HEAT OVEN TO 325 DEGREE'S
IN A SAUCEPAN COMBINE 1/4 CUP OF SUGAR WITH THE CHOPPED APRICOTS AND GOLDEN RAISINS. BOIL REDUCE HEAT TO SIMMER FOR 20 MINUTES.WHILE SIMMERING WORK ON THE REST OF CAKE.
2
IN A LARGE BOWL BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE,BUTTER,AND VANILLA UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY. ADD 1 1/2 CUPS OF SUGAR AND CONTINUE TO BEAT UNTIL LIGHT. ADD EGGS 1 AT A TIME.BEAT IN WELL BEFORE EACH EGG IS PUT IN.
3
DRAIN THE APRICOTS AND RAISINS AND LET COOL.
4
SIFT IN THE FLOUR AND BAKING POWDER,AND REMAINING 1/4 CUP OF SUGAR.ADD GRADUALLY TO THE CREAM MIXTURE. COMBINE WELL.
5
FOLD IN THE COOLED APRICOTS,RAISINS,AND NUTS.PUT IN A GREASED AND FLOURED BUNDT PAN AND BAKE 60-70 MINUTES,OR UNTIL PICK COMES OUT CLEAN.COOL AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE REMOVING FROM PAN.TURN OUT TO A WIRE RACK TO FINISH COOLING.
6
Make Cream cheese icing. Combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let icing set.Cut,and serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids