Apricot brandy cake

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Oh, hello there you gorgeous boozy thing of a cake. Me and you have a date Christmas Eve night. Dessert table, let’s say around 9pm, don’t be late.

I’m willing to look past your less than stellar traits for one night of pure bliss. I’ll admit up front, this will probably be a one night stand. You’re just not really my type. I can’t see myself with you everyday, but you seem pretty delicious and fun for a night. No need to bring any accoutrements, just you. I’m easy to please.

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Yeah, that just happened.

It’s fine. You’d understand if you tasted a piece.

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This is probably the simplest and yet the most flavorful and rich cake I’ve ever had. It doesn’t hurt that there’s brandy in it either. A little more brandy than the recipe calls for too (oops).

I think this recipe comes from my great aunt Rose who lives in Delaware. Lucky for us, we somehow got our hands on the recipe a few years back and have been making it for the holidays ever since.

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It’s an indulgence to the max (just look at the ingredient list) and every flippin’ bit worth it. The cake itself is so rich and perfect, there’s honestly no need for fancy glazes or icing. Just a sprinkling of powdered sugar to make it shine. It’s all done in your mixer which makes clean up a cinch and it gets even more flavorful the longer it sits. Could it get any better than that?

I don’t think so.

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Make this.

It’ll be the best one night stand you’ve ever had. (Not that I’d know anything about that.)

Apricot brandy cake
 
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A flavorful apricot brandy cake that’s perfect for the holidays and comes together in 10 minutes. Great to make ahead because it gets better as it sits!
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Recipe type: cake
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups of AP flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange liquor
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup apricot brandy
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a stand mixer.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  4. Add all other ingredients except flour and mix to combine.
  5. Add flour and mix on a low speed until fully combined.
  6. Pour batter into a very well greased bundt pan.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cake cool completely in pan and then invert to get it out.
  9. Wrap cake tightly in plastic wrap, aluminum foil and seal tightly in a plastic bag until serving.

 

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love apricots!

    (and cake)

    and brandy in desserts, rum in cookies, creme de menthe in bars…boozing it up WITH desserts is always a beautiful thing!

    Great recipes and from your IG feed, you were BUSY yesterday!

  2. 6

    can I join you on that dessert table date? cause I will totally crash it even if you don’t let me ;) the cake looks awesome. kinda like a pound cake and i looooove pound cake! it’s a plus that you added a lot of booze in this too :) haha, great flavoring, right?! ;)

  3. 7

    I wasn’t much of a cake person, but after the enormous piece I had at work yesterday, I think it’s really growing on me.

  4. 8

    I’ll be over for dessert :)

  5. 9

    You had me at brandy. I think every holiday dessert should have a little booze. Especially if it is just for a one night stand:)

  6. 10

    That looks amazing and I’m not just saying it because I haven’t eaten since breakfast.

  7. 11

    Apricots+brandy+cake= perfection. :) It looks so moist and delicious. A perfect after treadmill snack. ha ha! Just kidding. YUM!!!

  8. 12

    Mmm, yum! I’m a sucker for bundt cakes. I maintain that cakes taste better when they’re baked in a bundt pan- just like how Kraft macaroni and cheese tastes better in shapes :)

  9. 13

    GORGEOUS picture. Third one down is my favorite.

  10. 14

    wow, this cake looks delicious. i love alcohol in cake. it would be such a festive and yummy cake to make for the holidays. half of my family members aren’t into the whole frosting bit. :-)

  11. 15

    This looks freakin amazing!! Your photos are fab! Really like the fact it isn’t coated in frosting as well… bookmarking right now! Have a lovely Christmas!! :)

  12. 16

    Whoa. I can already taste and smell that cake! Enjoy!!

  13. 17

    Must make. NOW. It looks beautiful!

  14. 18
    Joyce Conley says:

    I made this cake today and greased pan well, it stuck to the pan and came out with chunks left in the pan. Directions may need changing to grease and flour the pan and then add batter.

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