My mom handed this recipe down to me. It is very moist and delicious.

Apricot Brandy Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup apricot brandy
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg
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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons apricot brandy
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle pecans on the bottom of the pan.

    2 In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, apricot brandy, oil, water and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 10 minutes. Pour batter over pecans in prepared Bundt pan.

    3 Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

    4 To make apricot brandy glaze: In medium pan, combine butter, apricot brandy and water. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool slightly. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until of desired consistency. Drizzle over cake.


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