Recipe by allday
"This is an easy recipe for moist lemon cake using apricot nectar and lemon cake mix for surprisingly delicious results."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
lemon cake mix
I made this cake yesterday for a holiday party and everyone loved it!!!
I altered the recipe slightly by adding fresh lemon zest and finely chopped mixed nuts to the batter.
I baked the cake in a decorative "snowflake" pan.
Making the glaze I put the juice of a whole lemon (instead of 2 Tbs) and mixed in the powdered sugar until I had the consistency I wanted -- on the thinner side. I brushed the top and sides of the cake with this mixture. When the cake cooled I dusted the top with "snow" (powdered sugar). It was VERY EASY and a refreshing change from the spice and chocolate recipes we all love at this time of the year!
I made this..then added some caviar and creme fraiche...then invited the governor over to have some..his wife didn't like it so I smacked her in the face. Actually, I made this just like the recipe said, and it was yummy. I can't stand when people get on here and alter the recipes and dog the original..it's very annoying. I'm usually looking for something to make, not something to alter! Yeesh. Anywho, I love this site..lots of great recipes.
I made 2 of these this weekend and received rave reviews! Both came together very easily and was great to use up the apricot nectar! I did one in a bundt pan (baking time was right on) with diced dried apricot bits (rehydrated: poured very hot water over them, let them sit for 5 minutes, drained) folded into the batter. The other was following the recipe but in a 9x13" (baking time ~40 minutes). Both were great, but the general consensus was the cake with apricot bits was better... Oh, and they were plenty sweet and moist without the glaze, so I just sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar over top.
Excellent! As far as I know, we don't have a tube cake pan, so I just used a regular cake pan and it worked fine. My wife is the cake fan in the family and she loved it, but I also enjoyed it too. The glaze is exceptional and really makes this cake. As one other reviewer suggested, I made extra glaze, in total 1/2 more than the recipe calls for and I'm glad I did. The cake was moist and delicious, though it was a little too dark brown on the top. It was actually done in 45 minutes, which may relate to the kind of pan I used. Cooking it this way or maybe because of my oven efficiency, the bake time minimum of 50 minutes was a little too long. This recipe takes the cake!
I made this cake following the recipe and it did not taste too good. Perhaps it was the brand of nectar I used - canned Goya nectar. It was very dense and had an odd flavor.
I was looking for a recipe to use some dried apricots that I had. I boiled them and then pureed them with the boiling liquid and that is what I used in place of the "nectar". I also added 1/4 cup of water to the mix. Easy recipe. Took to work. Everyone like the cake.
This is the best cake I have ever tasted!!!!!!! It recieved rave reviews from all of my friends and family.
I did not have a tube pan or bundt pan so I used a 9X13 pan and baked the cake for 40 minutes. It was quite moist and a big hit at a ladies club.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Apricot Nectar Cake I
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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