Easy Almond Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe

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Easy Almond Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe
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Easy Almond Apricot Coffee Cake Recipe

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This is my favorite family recipe. The almonds and apricots make it a colorful coffee cake and an outstanding dessert.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth and fluffy. On low speed of mixer, blend in sour cream and extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix just until combined. Sprinkle half of almonds in a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Spread half of batter over nuts. Carefully spoon half of preserves over batter, keeping preserves away from edges of pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Spoon on remaining batter; add remaining preserves to center of batter. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Almond/Apricot Coffee Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 350 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves, divided
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth and fluffy. On low speed of mixer, blend in sour cream and extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix just until combined. Sprinkle half of almonds in a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Spread half of batter over nuts. Carefully spoon half of preserves over batter, keeping preserves away from edges of pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Spoon on remaining batter; add remaining preserves to center of batter. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Almond/Apricot Coffee Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p38

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debjoea User ID: 4466545 42097
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"easy and delicious! It turned out exactly like the photo."

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