Apricot Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Apricot Pecan Upside Down Cake Recipe
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Apricots, pecans and nutmeg help form the delicious "topping" in this upside-down cake.
30 min
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
9 servings

Ingredients

Topping

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/4 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1/2 cup
chopped pecans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can
apricot halves, well-drained

Cake

2/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
3/4 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and nutmeg in bowl. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle into prepared pan. Place apricot halves, rounded-side down, on top of brown sugar mixture; set aside.
  3. Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs 1 at a time, until well mixed. Add vanilla and lemon zest; continue beating until well mixed.
  4. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Gently spread batter on top of apricots.
  5. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen sides of cake from pan by running  knife around inside of pan. Invert cake onto serving platter; let stand 5 minutes. Remove pan. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

It is very important to drain apricots well. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
380
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
52g
Protein
5g
Fat
18g
Sodium
330mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

After making two changes, the cake was excellent. I substituted 1/2 the milk with some juice from the apricots, and then doubled the topping, as it was a little dry with the original amounts. After that, the cake was fantastic.

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