Apricot Chocolate Coffee Cake

Apricot chocolate coffee cake recipe, given below, could also be tried as a Valentine Day recipe. It would make your day.

Ingredients:
Almonds 1/2 cup
Butter or margarine 2 sticks
Cream cheese 8 oz
Sugar 2 1/4 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup
Eggs 5
Cake flour 2 1/2 cups
Baking powder 2 tsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Dried apricots 6 oz
Semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz

 

How to make apricot chocolate coffee cake:
  • Blanch and chop the almonds.
  • Soften the butter and cream cheese.
  • Chop the dried apricots.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • Scatter 1/4 cup almonds over inside of pan. In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream
  • Add cocoa and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon half of cake batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle 2/3 of apricot mixture over centre of batter (mixture will burn if it touches the sides or middle tube of pan).
  • Spoon on remaining batter and sprinkle remaining apricot mixture on top. Bake 50 to 55 mins, or until a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 15 to 20 mins, then invert onto a rack to let cool completely before serving.