Apricot Tea Cakes
I love a good Apricot recipe whether it’s cookies, cake, bread or anything sweet. I decided to add Apricot Tea Cakes to our yearly Christmas Baking Extravaganza this year and I’m so glad I did. These delightful treats include diced apricots, walnuts, vanilla chips and a pretty little candied cherry on top! Plus, they’re iced with an easy powdered sugar icing for a little more sweetness. Yes, they are so, so good.
I purchased several of the 20-tin miniature Bundt pans at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts this year to go along with several I already had. I thought the idea of Tea Cakes would be a tasty way to enjoy Christmas goodies. This way I could bake them in bunches and bag them up without having to store in my already overloaded freezers. It worked out well and we continue to get notes, cards, emails, text messages and personal thank yous from all those we’ve delivered the goodies to.
If you’re interested in an elegant and beautiful holiday dessert, and you enjoy apricots, this is the dessert for you. It bakes up beautifully and every bite will cure those sweet tooth cravings pronto! Enjoy.
Apricot Tea Cakes are wonderful!
These are really festive when a candied cherry is added to the middle!
Each Tea Cake is loaded with apricots, vanilla chips and walnuts. Yum.
Every bite will rock your world!
Here’s what I did
I used these ingredients for the cake.
Place cake mix and vanilla pudding mix in a mixing bowl.
Add eggs, sour cream and half-and-half.
Add canola oil.
Stir well to combine.
Dice dried apricots.
Add diced apricots, vanilla chips and chopped walnuts.
Stir ingredients well to combine.
Grease and flour a 20-tin miniature Bundt pan. Spoon apricot filling into individual tins about two-thirds full.
Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If you’re baking more than one rack of bundt pans at a time, rotate the Bundt pan racks on shelf racks in the oven after 10 minutes to get more even cooking.
Cool Tea Cakes completely before removing from individual tins.
I used these ingredients, plus water, for the icing.
Whisk ingredients until smooth.
Drizzle icing over top of cooled Tea Cakes. Add a candied cherry on top, if desired. I spooned the icing into a zip lock bag (without the bottom) and piped the icing over top of individual Tea Cakes.
Apricot Tea Cakes are so scrumptious. You won’t be able to stay out of them!
This is a delectable and elegant dessert for holiday parties.
Be warned! Apricot Tea Cakes are addictive!
This lovely dessert will rock your world!
Here’s the recipe.
APRICOT TEA CAKES
(My own concoction)
Apricot Tea Cakes
- 2 large mixing bowls
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1 20-tin miniature Bundt pan rack
- 1 whisk
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 large zip lock bag WITHOUT the "stand and fill" bottom
- 1 nut chopper if nuts are not previously chopped
- 2 wire cooling racks
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3.9 z. box vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1/2 cup canola oil or use coconut oil or avocado oil
- 12 oz. bag vanilla chips
- 1 cup walnuts chopped (measure after chopping)
- 16 oz. bag dried apricots diced
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. water
- Chop apricots; set aside.
- Meanwhile, place cake mix and vanilla pudding mix in a large mixing bowl.
- Add sour cream, eggs, half-and-half and canola oil.
- Mix until thoroughly blended.
- Add vanilla chips, walnuts and apricots.
- Stir well to combine.
- Grease and flour 20-tin miniature Bundt pan.
- Spoon cake mixture into individual tins about two-thirds full.
- Bake at 350º about 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely before removing from tins.
- Drizzle with icing.
- Allow icing to dry about 15 minutes before wrapping with plastic wrap.
- Whisk ingredients in a small mixing bowl to combine.
- Drizzle over top of individual tea cakes.
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You’ll be swooning after a bite of these tasty morsels!
Apricots, walnuts and vanilla chips add a lot of flavor and body to this recipe.
Apricot Tea Cakes are great for potlucks and any place you need to bring a dessert!
We loved how these Apricot Tea Cakes turned out. So will you!