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Walnut-Apricot Pound Cake

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Check out this pound cake packed with walnut and apricot – a delicious treat made using Gold Medal® flour. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
5
eggs
1/2
cup milk
1/2
cup apricot nectar
1 1/2
cups chopped dried apricots (about 9 oz)
1
cup chopped walnuts

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
to 6 teaspoons apricot nectar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan with baking spray with flour. Wrap foil around bottom of pan to prevent leaking.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1 1/4 cups butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. On low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with milk and 1/2 cup apricot nectar.
  • 3
    Set aside 2 tablespoons of the apricots for topping along with 1/4 cup of the walnuts. Stir remaining apricots and walnuts into batter. Spread in pan.
  • 4
    Bake 1 hour 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Using whisk, mix in 4 to 6 teaspoons apricot nectar, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Drizzle glaze over top of cake; spread with spatula or back of spoon, letting some glaze drizzle down side. Sprinkle reserved apricots and walnuts on top of cake.

Expert Tips

  • Look for apricot nectar in cans in the fruit juice aisle at your grocery store.
  • Have pecans on hand instead of walnuts? They would be delicious in this cake as well.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
27g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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