Orange Apricot Crumb Cake

Orange Crumb Cake Recipe
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4 Reviews
Crumb cake with fresh orange zest that adds a hint of tartness to this sweet apricot cake.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
15 servings

Ingredients

Cake

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
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons
baking powder
2 teaspoons
freshly grated orange zest

Topping

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

Glaze

1 cup
powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons
reserved apricot juice

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Drain apricots on paper towels; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Stir together powdered sugar and enough reserved apricot juice for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over warm cake.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
390
Cholesterol
95mg
Carbohydrates
55g
Protein
5g
Fat
17g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

Rating

I made this cake for my bridge group and they all commented on how very good it tasted. Perfect with coffee.

Rating

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.

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