I want to make a Mother's Day Cake for my mother-in-law, and she LOVES Apricot. Is there a really good recipe anyone has for a filling for a basic yellow cake? Or do y'all just use Apricot preserves/jelly? I looked through the recipe section, but only saw a recipe for Apricot Filling for Sponge Cake...?
I think you can buy the pastry filling sleeves in Apricot flavor. I have never tried that flavor, but that might be an option for you...
Here's an apricot filling (you can omit the rum or brandy). I love it with a yellow cake.
Brandied or Rum Apricot Walnut Filling: makes 3 cups
o 1/3 cup butter plus 1 T
o 1/3 cup brown sugar
o 12 oz apricot preserves
o Â¼ cup brandy or rum
o 2 cups chopped walnuts
o Â½ T gelatin in 2 T cold water
â¢ Toast walnuts with 1 T of butter
â¢ Sprinkle gelatin over cold water
â¢ Melt, and bring butter and brown sugar to simmer.
â¢ Blend in preserves, brandy (or rum), and walnuts. Cool slightly, and blend in gelatin.
â¢ Refrigerate to set.
Hope this helps...
Mmmmm...that sounds delicious! Thanks so much!
Do you think it would taste fine with just a buttercream frosting? Or should I add something (flavor-wise) to enhance the flavor of the apricot filling?
You're welcome. Maybe add a little rum to the BC to enhance it? If it's for kids, maybe add a little apricot juice?
But really, I've made it with just BC, and it seems pretty good (if I may say so myself).
what about using the apricot nectar in the cake and icing? You could make a filling out of it too, and mabe add chopped apricots (even dried would work)
Apricot jam or apricots cooked with sugar and thickened with cornstarch and cooled thoroughly can be folded into Swiss Meringue Buttercream for a tasty filling.
I'm going to HAVE to try that apricot walnut filling! Bet it would be good baked on top of coffee cake! Yum.