Lemon Coconut Apricot Cake

Lemon Coconut Apricot Cake

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Nanci
Recipe by  Nanci

“A tangy moist glazed cake. Nice for simple gatherings and dinner parties.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 -9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan.
  2. Combine the lemon cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, flaked coconut, 3/4 vegetable oil, 3/4 cup apricot nectar and the lemon extract. Beat with electric beaters for 4 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn cake out on to a serving dish and immediately pour glaze over still warm cake.
  4. To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons apricot nectar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and enough lemon juice to give the glaze a liquid consistency. Mix until smooth and use immediately to pour over still warm cake.

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Reviews (5)

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hardrockgirl
15

hardrockgirl

Oh my gosh. You have to try this cake! It is so moist and delicious! I followed the recipe EXCEPT I added my own twist: I make the glaze without the oil, and added enough lemon juice (maybe 1 tbsp) and an extra tbsp. of apricot nectar. I poked holes all through the finished cake (while still hot, in the pan) and poured this glaze over the holes. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to soak up the glaze, then turned out onto a cooling rack. Made another batch of apricot/lemon glaze (this time a bit thicker) and drizzled that over the top of the cooled cake. This is one awesome cake! Very impressive!

BENITA2
14

BENITA2

Moist and delicious as promised. I used Mango nectar in place of apricot because it's my husband's favorite. I made this cake for his birthday and it was a big hit!

Georgette
12

Georgette

I followed the recipe exactly, except I added some fresh squeezed lemon juice to the glaze and I doubled the glaze without doubling the oil in it. I baked this in a chrysanthemum-shaped bundt pan. I had to pour the glaze in batches for it all to soak in and still had a little left over. I was extremely happy with the result-- moist and flavorful, definitely tangy-- but I will say I didn't taste much apricot. I used Kern's Apricot Nectar. I think the coconut makes this recipe, as does the glaze. This was REALLY yummy, and my husband enjoyed it too (perfect for our second anniversary!)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 419 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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