Orange Crumb Cake Recipe

Orange Apricot Crumb Cake

Crumb cake with fresh orange zest that adds a hint of tartness to this sweet apricot cake.

20 min. prep time
15 servings
444 Ratings



2 (15-ounce) cans apricot halves in juice, drained, reserve juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest


2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons reserved apricot juice


Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Drain apricots on paper towels; set aside.

Combine all remaining cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. (Batter will be stiff.) Spread into prepared pan.

Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Arrange apricots, cut-side down, over batter; crumble topping over apricots. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Stir together powdered sugar and enough reserved apricot juice for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 390

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 95mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: 55g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #7428B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Having read the previous reviews and loving both orange flavor and apricots, I had high hopes for this recipe. I was really disappointed with this cake. I made it exactly per instructions and the cake part came out dry and dull-tasting, while the "crumbs" and glaze were cloyingly sweet. In fact, the crumbs were more like gooey, wet sugar rather than crumbly. Maybe using softened rather than melted butter and upping the ratio of flour to sugar would have helped but overall, this cake tasted awful. I ended up throwing it in the garbage. With the price of food, don't waste your time and ingredients on this dud.
No one in my family likes apricots, so I made this with canned diced peaches and it was very good. Next time, I will try cinnamon in place of the nutmeg. Also, I used reserved peach liquid for the glaze, but I couldn't taste the peach at all, so I would think that milk or cream would work just as well.
I made this cake for my bridge group and they all commented on how very good it tasted. Perfect with coffee.
My 12 yr old grandaughter made this herself yesterday. It is wonderful! So easy, fast and good. Even better this morning. Love having recipes she can make for us when she comes. She doesn't get to cook at home.

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
3 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Orange Apricot Crumb Cake

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window