I have finally found an apricot cake recipe that I like. I entered a different one in the state fair and well it didn’t place to well, in fact I don’t think it placed at all.. Oh well, if I enter one next year this is the one!
1-1/2 cups finely chopped dried apricots
1 cup boiling water
2-1/2 cups cake flour or 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup apricot nectar
1/4 cup whole milk
3-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
5 egg whites
Heat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour 2, 9-inch round cake pans, set aside. Place apricots in a bowl and pour boiling water over and let sit for 5 minutes; drain well. Beat flour, sugar, shortening, nectar, milk, baking powder, salt and vanilla in a medium bowl with electric mixer on low-speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high-speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg whites on high-speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Gently stir in apricots and pour into pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.. Cool completely, before frosting.
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter,softened
2-3 tbsp. apricot nectar
a pinch of popcorn salt
a few drops orange food coloring, optional
Beat ingredient’s together until smooth, frost cooled cake.. Garnish with chopped apricots, optional..
Well I had hoped by now to write about the special news I have to share, but thing’s haven’t been going to well. Going to slow if moving at all.. I know I am not making any sense, but if thing’s go well, when I write about you will see why…
Well I better go..