Apricot Brandy and Peach Schnapps Pound Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Apricot Brandy and Peach Schnapps Pound Cake Recipe
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Apricot Brandy and Peach Schnapps Pound Cake

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"A large and moist cake with a fruity kick! Be sure and add it to your holiday dessert table!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Butter and flour one angle food tube cake pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well. Sift flour with soda and salt; add sour cream and brandy ending with flour. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare the syrup in a sauce pan by combining the sugar, peach flavored liqueur, water and lemon zest. Boil for 1 minute.
  4. Turn cake out onto plate and punch holes in bottom of cake with ice pick or something similar. Slowly pour all of syrup into holes until cake is penetrated and syrup is absorbed. Immediately turn cake right side up onto serving plate.
  5. Prepare the topping/glaze by combining the apricot preserves, apricot brandy and lemon zest in a sauce pan and boiling for 1 minute. Drizzle over top of cake. Place sliced almonds on top of glaze along with a little lemon zest if desired.
  6. Serve the cake with sliced fresh peaches and coat with 1/2 cup citrus juice. Add one basket blueberries and mix together. Pour 1/2 cup peach flavored liqueur and 1/2 cup simple syrup over fruit. (simple syrup made from 1/2 cup sugar boiled in 1 cup water for 1 minute and cooled)
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Nov 11, 2003

This cake provided a decadent outstandingly delicious presentation to my Easter table. Everyone raved about how moist and flavorful it was. Two ladies went home with the recipe. I omitted step 6. Thanks for a keeper Judy!

Oct 25, 2004

This cake was perfect it was moist and wonderful with ice cream on the side. The holes were the only problem if they are not wide enough the filling doesn't get in the cake. I used a skewer next time I will use a new screwdriver or letter opener unused. It would make a wider hole for the filling to get. It was a greate cake my guest just raved about it. Also I added more peach schnapps to the filling


9 Ratings

Dec 28, 2010

It does take a while to make but well worth it. Great recipe! Thanks!

Dec 27, 2006

Moist and delicious. Well worth the time and effort.

Apr 16, 2013

What a very yummy cake this is! I halved this, cooking it in a mini Bundt pan (an 8 cup size). I can't imagine making the whole thing unless you have a super-sized crowd to sample it. I skipped step 6 (which isn't even listed in the ingredients anyway), and I chose to include the zest IN the final glaze while leaving off the almonds on top. I did use twice the amount of zest for each of the three segments. I consider those changes to be minor ones. If making the smaller cake, check for doneness at about 50 minutes (the touch test--if the top springs back lightly at touch, it's done). I used a chop stick to make the holes to let the syrup seep in. I thought this was a very good cake! Thanks for this recipe! EDIT: I made a reduction of apricot nectar mixed with a little limoncello. I served the cake with a little vanilla ice cream on top with the reduction drizzled down over it. There wasn't a drop left on anyone's plate!

Aug 24, 2011

Amazing cake! Super yummy, and everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again. I might make a 1/2 recipe since this cake was too huge for my gatherings. Make sure you have a proper angel food cake pan or it may not come out in one piece. I used a bundt cake pan with a pattern on it, and some of it got stuck in the patterned top. Still, delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 751 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 114.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 289 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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