Dried apricots or cherries, vanilla pudding and chocolate chips; make for one taste tantalizing Apricot Coffee Cake. Moist and creamy deliciously fruity coffee cake.
1 Pkg (18.25 oz.) Plain White Cake Mix
3/4 Cup Finely chopped Dried Apricots or Cherries
1/2 Cup Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Pkg (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
4 Large Eggs
2 tsp Confectioners Sugar
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 x
Pan Type ~ 12 cup Bundt pan
For the streusel filling, place 2 Tablespoon
cake mix, the apricots, chocolate chips and cinnamon in a small mixing
bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside the bowl.
Place the remaining cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides again if needed. The batter should look thick and smooth. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with the rubber spatula. Spoon the filling over the batter in the pan. Pour the remaining 1/3 of the batter over the filling and smooth it out with the rubber spatula. Place the pan in the oven.
Bake the Apricot Coffee Cake until it is light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long sharp knife around the edge of the coffee cake and invert it onto a rack to complete cooling. Or transfer the Apricot Coffee Cake to a serving platter to slice and eat while still warm.
Sift confectioners sugar over the top for garnish.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!