Strawberry-apricot cake with ladyfingers (1987)

Elegant strawberry apricot cakev

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Elegant strawberry-apricot cake with ladyfingers – A retro recipe

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Elegant strawberry apricot cakev

Elegant strawberry apricot cakev

Elegant strawberry-apricot cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 Duncan Hines' Deluxe white cake mix
  • 3-1/2 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8-3/4 ounces apricots in heavy syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apricot reserves
  • 4 cups whipped topping
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 package lady fingers or lady finger-shaped butter cookies
  • 1 tube Cake Mate glossy decorating gel


  1. Heat oven to 350 (F) and flour two 9-inch round layer pans.
  2. Combine in large bowl: cake mix, instant pudding, apricot and syrup, 4 eggs, 1/3 oil, 1/3 cup water.
  3. Blend at low speed until moistened. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  5. Test for doneness with toothpick.
  6. Cool in pans on rack for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  8. Spread 1/2 cup apricot preserves over top of one cake layer.
  9. Spread 1 cup whipped topping over preserves.
  10. Arrange 1 cup sliced strawberries over whipped topping.
  11. Cover with remaining cake layer.
  12. Spread remaining whipped topping over top and sides of cake.
  13. Press lady fingers, side by side, into sides of cake.
  14. Decorate with remaining strawberries, and Cake Mate Glossy Decorating Gel.
  15. Store refrigerated.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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How to make this elegant strawberry apricot cake

Elegant strawberry apricot cake recipe

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