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Apricot Coconut Coffee Cake

 Apricot Coconut Coffee Cake
One of the senior members of our church brought this fruity treat to a Saturday morning wedding shower, and it was a big hit. I've made it several times since then and often get requests for the recipe. -Rita Hatfield, Cisco, Illinois
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (12 ounces) apricot filling
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until
  • fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Beat just until
  • moistened.
  • Spread half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • carefully spread apricot filling over batter; spread remaining

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Apricot Coconut Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • batter over the top. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until
  • golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until
  • light and fluffy. Stir in coconut. Spoon over the cake. Broil 4 in.
  • from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 430 calories, 21 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.