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Apricot Cream Cake

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Apricot preserves, generously spread between layers of Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake and cream cake, present a delightful alternative to berries. Garnish your Apricot Cream Cake with coconut flakes to create a tropical contrast.

  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Servings: Makes 12 servings.
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 package Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • Filling:
  • 1 (18 oz.) jar apricot preserves
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • ¼ cup toasted flaked coconut
  • apricot halves
  • mint leaves

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans. Prepare, bake and cool cake as directed on package.
  2. Split each cake layer in half horizontally. Reserve 1 tbsp. preserves. Place one split cake layer on serving plate. Spread ⅓ remaining preserves on top. Repeat with remaining layers and preserves, leaving top plain.
  3. Prepare pudding mix as directed on package using ¾ cup milk. In a large bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold whipping cream into pudding. Spread on sides and top of cake. Garnish with coconut, apricot halves and mint leaves. Warm reserved preserves to glaze apricot halves. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Making templates

Making templates

Use bowl lids and canned goods as marking templates in your frosting when marking curves or trying to create unique lines. A piece of paper folded like a fan makes a great zig zag that you can bend. Now that is exciting, quick and easy!


Secret to the already delicious red velvet..

Secret to the already delicious red velvet..

When making my duncan hines red velvet cake mix I throw in an extra egg and add buttermilk instead of water and add just a hint of almond extract and a lil vanilla extract as well.. Its so yummy :)





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