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Apricot Brandy Pound Cake

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 20 Minutes
  Serves 12
For the cake:
1 cup unsalted butter
3 3/4 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup apricot brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
2 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
For the icing:
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 drop red food coloring
1 drop yellow food coloring
2 oz dried apricots, chopped
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TO MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and line a 9-inch round cake pan with 3 inch sides.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, brandy, and vanilla. Stir in the apricots. Fold in the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a rack to cool completely.

TO MAKE THE ICING: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a small bowl, stir in the butter and enough lemon juice to make a stiff paste. Stir over hot water until the icing is spreadable. Stir in the food coloring. Spread icing over cake and decorate with apricots.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 12
Calories: 660
Fat. Total: 22g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 105g
Sodium: 173mg
% Cal. from Fat: 30%
Cholesterol: 157mg
Protein: 7g
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Rating: 3
by: Carolyn, FL Reviewed: 11/14/2011
3" deep?
I love the sound of this recipe and looked forward to making it. But, where does one find a 3" deep cake pan? It seems to me a source should be included.
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