February 05, 2010

Apricot Rum Cake

This one is from Flora's Recipe Hideout .  I forgot to take a photo before sending it off this morning, but it wasn't much to look at anyway ;-)  I baked it in a 9 x 13 pan instead of the bundt pan the recipe calls for.  I think a flat cake allows more of the glaze to absorb.  The recipe on the website has the ingredient list mixed.  I have corrected that in the recipe below.

Cake Ingredients:

1 pkg yellow cake mix
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup apricot nectar

Glaze Ingredients:

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup rum (I used spiced rum)

Grease a 9 x 13 pan.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine cake ingredients and beat with a mixer 10 minutes.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. 

While cake is baking, prepare glaze.  Place glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. 

When cake tests done, remove form oven and let rest for 10 minutes.  Prick cake with a long-pronged fork.  Slowly spoon glaze evenly over top of cake.  Let cool completely and serve.

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