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Print This Delicious and Healthy Apricot Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

Apricot Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

Here’s a luscious make-and-take recipe for those holiday brunches you’re invited to. Apricot Chocolate Coffee Cake couldn't be simpler or quicker to prepare. Vary the fruits to any kind you have on hand.

1 pkg Plain white cake mix
3/4 cup Finely chopped dried apricots or dried cherries
1/2 cup Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 pkg (3.4oz) Vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Granulated sugar
4 Eggs
2 tsp Confectioners sugar

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 to
Pan Type ~ 12 cup Bundt pan
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven. Generously mist a 12 cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then dust with flour. Set the pan aside.

For the streusel filling,

Place 2 tablespoons cake mix, the apricots, chocolate chips and cinnamon into a small mixing bowl, stir until well combined. Set bowl aside.

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 with 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 prepared pan and smooth the top with the rubber spatula. Spoon filling over the batter in cake pan. Pour remaining 1/3 of the batter, over filling and smooth it out with rubber spatula. Place the pan into oven.

Bake Apricot Coffee cake until it's light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger. Remove the pan from oven and place onto a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert onto a rack to complete cooling. Or transfer the apricot cake to a serving platter to slice and eat while still warm.
Sift confectioners sugar over the top for garnish.
Serves 15
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 95 g
Calories 343
Calories from Fat 159
Total Fat 17.7g 27%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 43.6g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 33.6g
Protein 3.6g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 2% • Calcium 9% • Iron 4%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

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