A tangy moist glazed cake. Nice for simple gatherings and dinner parties.

Nanci
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan.

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  • Combine the lemon cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, flaked coconut, 3/4 vegetable oil, 3/4 cup apricot nectar and the lemon extract. Beat with electric beaters for 4 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn cake out on to a serving dish and immediately pour glaze over still warm cake.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons apricot nectar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and enough lemon juice to give the glaze a liquid consistency. Mix until smooth and use immediately to pour over still warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

418.5 calories; 4.8 g protein; 50.3 g carbohydrates; 73.1 mg cholesterol; 342.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Oh my gosh. You have to try this cake! It is so moist and delicious! I followed the recipe EXCEPT I added my own twist: I make the glaze without the oil and added enough lemon juice (maybe 1 tbsp) and an extra tbsp. of apricot nectar. I poked holes all through the finished cake (while still hot in the pan) and poured this glaze over the holes. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to soak up the glaze then turned out onto a cooling rack. Made another batch of apricot/lemon glaze (this time a bit thicker) and drizzled that over the top of the cooled cake. This is one awesome cake! Very impressive! Read More
(15)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Oh my gosh. You have to try this cake! It is so moist and delicious! I followed the recipe EXCEPT I added my own twist: I make the glaze without the oil and added enough lemon juice (maybe 1 tbsp) and an extra tbsp. of apricot nectar. I poked holes all through the finished cake (while still hot in the pan) and poured this glaze over the holes. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to soak up the glaze then turned out onto a cooling rack. Made another batch of apricot/lemon glaze (this time a bit thicker) and drizzled that over the top of the cooled cake. This is one awesome cake! Very impressive! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2004
Moist and delicious as promised. I used Mango nectar in place of apricot because it's my husband's favorite. I made this cake for his birthday and it was a big hit! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Oh my gosh. You have to try this cake! It is so moist and delicious! I followed the recipe EXCEPT I added my own twist: I make the glaze without the oil and added enough lemon juice (maybe 1 tbsp) and an extra tbsp. of apricot nectar. I poked holes all through the finished cake (while still hot in the pan) and poured this glaze over the holes. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to soak up the glaze then turned out onto a cooling rack. Made another batch of apricot/lemon glaze (this time a bit thicker) and drizzled that over the top of the cooled cake. This is one awesome cake! Very impressive! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
I followed the recipe exactly except I added some fresh squeezed lemon juice to the glaze and I doubled the glaze without doubling the oil in it. I baked this in a chrysanthemum-shaped bundt pan. I had to pour the glaze in batches for it all to soak in and still had a little left over. I was extremely happy with the result-- moist and flavorful definitely tangy-- but I will say I didn't taste much apricot. I used Kern's Apricot Nectar. I think the coconut makes this recipe as does the glaze. This was REALLY yummy and my husband enjoyed it too (perfect for our second anniversary!) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
I made this cake and omitted the brown sugar and added a 3.4 oz. pkg. of lemon instant pudding instead. I had to bake mine for 50 min. It was a big hit. Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
This is a great moist cake. I didn't get to glaze it while it was warm but it was good and I got rave reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
I may have added a little more fresh lemon juice to the glaze. Really a nice moist light cake. Not too sweet. I baked it in a Bundt pan came out clean. I think the next time I will poke holes all over the bottom and pour the glaze on let it sit for awhile and then turn it out onto a plate and make another glaze for the top. I liked the tanginess of the lemon in the glaze. I will make it again. Read More