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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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Knowing when cupcakes are ready

Knowing when cupcakes are ready

What i like to do is check them with a cupcake and just leave the light ON and just using a toothpick when it comes out clean that means it's good. Also i like to leave them in there like five minutes, but with the oven OFF.


packing cupcakes for lunch boxes

packing cupcakes for lunch boxes

next time you want to pack a cupcake into your husband's or children's lunch but are afraid the icing will melt,slide,smash,or stick to the wrapper try this. bake cup cakes as directed and let cool,then split the cupcakes in HALF and ice them in between the layers.....now your cupcakes can be wrapped with simple cling wrap and no mess no stick ,and no staleness





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