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!!
1HEAT 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.
2IN 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.
3DRAIN THE APRICOTS AND RAISINS AND LET COOL.
4SIFT IN THE FLOUR AND BAKING POWDER,AND REMAINING 1/4 CUP OF SUGAR.ADD GRADUALLY TO THE CREAM MIXTURE. COMBINE WELL.
5FOLD 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.
6Make Cream cheese icing. Combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let icing set.Cut,and serve.