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Apricot Raisin Cake

Apricot Raisin Cake is one of the most popular seasonal cake recipes here in Newfoundland during the Holidays, but it is easy enough to be enjoyed any time of year.
Course Cake
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 32 servings (1 bundt sized cake or 2 small loaf cakes)
Calories 169 kcal


To prepare the fruit

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sultana raisins
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 12 ounces dried chopped apricots

For the cake batter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


To prepare the fruit

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, apricots, raisins, and water.
  2. Simmer very gently for 30 minutes. Cool completely.

To prepare the cake batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter sugar vanilla extract and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  5. Fold half of the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  6. Fold in the cooled boiled apricot mixture, followed by the remaining dry ingredients.
  7. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan or two small greased loaf pans at 350 degrees F for about an hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Baking times may vary on this recipe depending upon the amount of moisture contained in the boiled fruit mixture. The toothpick test is the best way to determine when it is done.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Apricot Raisin Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.