This apricot cake will be a hit with fruitcake lovers. This cake combines a tangy apricot flavor with a sweet crunch topping.
|Prep time: 30 minutes||Cooking time: 45 minutes||Total time: 1 1⁄4 hours|
To make this apricot cake recipe, preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and lightly flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cream together softened butter (or margarine); cream cheese and sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs and beat thoroughly. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Spread half of batter into prepared pan; spoon dollops of apricot filling on top; cover with remaining batter. Bake the apricot cake for 40 minutes. To make topping, combine coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Sprinkle over cake. Place the apricot cake under broiler until topping is golden brown.