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Mom's Apricot Nectar Cake

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"My mom made this for Easter one year, and I actually liked it! I was a tough critic as a kid, but I've always loved this cake. Now I can make it myself as a dessert-loving adult, but I love it more when my mom makes it! I've never been much of a fan of desserts containing fruit, but this one just gets me! It's just fruit juice, essentially, so it's made to please your toughest fruit dessert critic."
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1 h 20 m servings 381
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan.
  3. Mix lemon cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir apricot nectar into the batter and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the cake is lightly browned at the edges and the top springs back when lightly pressed, about 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean or with moist crumbs. Check for doneness after 20 minutes.
  6. Cool cake completely.
  7. Mix confectioners' sugar with lemon juice, mixing juice in about 1 tablespoon at a time, until the frosting is fluid and easy to spread. Frosting should run slightly but not be a thin runny glaze.
  8. Spread frosting on cooled cake and sprinkle with lemon zest to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 381 calories; 15.9 56.4 4.8 73 333 Full nutrition

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This cake was originally introduced by the DH company when they came out with the lemon cake mix. My mother was working in a grocery store at the time and the rep was handing out recipes. We...

My Mom made this recipe for years, but she baked her cake in a Bundt pan. It's easy to make and very moist and delicious. I've been wanting to make it for a long time, but can't find the apricot...

An old friend made this cake for me years ago. I had planned a "theme"dinner. I enjoyed gourmet cooking and had planned an elegant dessert. My friend insisted on bringing dessert. I didn't want ...

It was moist and fluffy, but the taste was not to my taste. Way to lemon-y for me, I could not really taste the apricot. I would also skip the icing, which was overpowering.