Family Favorites Apricot Cream Coffee Cake

  A cool day is the perfect time to bake. The recipe for the Apricot Cream Coffee Cake in the Land O Lakes Country Heritage Cookbook looked very good, so that was going to be the baking of choice.
  The directions are easy, not a lot of ingredients and everyone thought it was quite good. I do have a 10 inch springform pan, but if you don’t I think it could be baked in two eight  inch pans or one 9x13 pan. Just be sure to grease and flour them well. I would not try to take the cake out of the pans if using regular pans, just remove each piece as you serve it.It did take longer to bake than the time given, ovens bake differently so check that the center is set. Always check at the shortest time given and than you can leave it in longer if you need to.
Apricot Cream Coffee Cake
Coffee Cake
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour                    
 ½ cup sugar  
2 eggs
¾ cup butter, softened
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup sugar
1 (8ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 (10 ounce jar apricot preserves)
⅓ cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour bottom and sides of 10 inch springform pan. In large mixer bowl combine all coffee cake ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Spread batter over bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared pan. 
  In small mixer bow, combine all filling ingredients except apricot preserves. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl until smooth. Pour over batter in pan. Spoon the preserves evenly over filling. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 20 minutes; removes side of pan.
  Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Serve warm or cold; refrigerate to store.


  1. that looks like a nice moist cake. Don't have cream cheese in the house otherwise I would have made it.

  2. Hi Gill, We really like the combo of the cream cheese and the apricot preserves. Can you buy cream cheese where you are in Canada?
    I'm not sure if it is something that is used up there or not.

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