Almond Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe
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Almond Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe

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The nutty aroma and delicate fruit flavor make this cake special enough to serve to company. Strawberry or raspberry preserves can be used as a tasty variation. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, divided
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves, divided
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 370 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream and extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the almonds. Spread half of the preserves to within 1/2 in of the edges. Cover with remaining batter. Spoon remaining preserves over batter to within 1/2 in of edges. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  3. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Almond Apricot Coffee Cake in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p8

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Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 247140
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"This cake has very good flavor and is moist. However it got too crunchy on the outside before the rest of it was done. Maybe baking it 325 for longer would help. Even though I kept the jam away from the sides, part of the cake didn't come out of the pan."

barbaraa1 User ID: 8215048 217994
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"Many compliments on this cake. It was a little crunchy & brown so next time I may try at 50 mins. I added an oj & powdered sugar glaze & sprinkled with a little water to deal with the crunchiness, but the apricot & almonds (I used sliced) made this really special."

WILLIEBIRD User ID: 6409031 50684
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I made this for a family gathering at my sisters, everyone loved it, and it has now been added to everyone's recipe files"

justmelane User ID: 1998802 47778
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"followed recipe exactly wonderful. a new family favorite"

anisson User ID: 4764179 47776
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"After reading this tempting recipe, I made a few minor changes. It turned out scrumptous. I used only 1/2 Cup butter and added 1/2 Cup applesauce instead. I do this with all my bread, cake, and muffin recipes to cut down on the fat. I've always had good results doing this and I wasn't disappointed this time. (It doesn't work so well in cookies recipes though.) I reduced the sugar by a half of a cup and since I didn't have apricot preserves, I used my own peach jam instead. The cake was very moist and yummy. This is a keeper for sure."

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