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Raspberry Filled Apricot Cake
Raspberry Filled Apricot Cake
Cake:
  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake Mix 1 ⅓ cups apricot nectar 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cups apricot nectar
  • 2 eggs
Filling:
  • 1 cup raspberry spreadable fruit or jam
Frosting:
  • 1 package (1 oz.) sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup skim or low fat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot nectar
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and flour two 9 or 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, 1 ⅓ cup apricot nectar, and eggs at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  3. Pour into greased and floured pans.
  4. Bake 350° F for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Bake 8-inch pans 30 to 40 min.) Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. To assemble cake, slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make 4 layers.
  7. Place 1 cake layer cut side up on serving plate; spread with ⅓ cup spreadable fruit.
  8. Repeat 2nd & 3rd layers with fruit.
  9. Top with remaining cake layer.
  10. In small bowl, combine pudding mix, milk, and 2 Tablespoons apricot nectar; blend well.
  11. Add thawed whip topping. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes. Frost sides and top of cake.
  12. Sprinkle top with toasted coconut.
  13. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator.


Tip:
To toast coconut, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350° F for 7 to 8 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Kristina Vanni's Raspberry-Filled Apricot Cake

Kristina Vanni takes over the Home & Family kitchen to bake her Raspberry-Filled Apricot Cake

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