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Apricot Nectar Cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

Old fashioned apricot nectar pound cake is an easy, moist cake that made its debut several years ago.  The apricot nectar juice adds a light, citrus flavor and sour cream makes this popular cake super moist.


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Easy Super Moist Cake Recipe

This classic apricot nectar cake recipe uses a yellow cake mix, although some people may like to use a lemon cake mix.  This is mom’s recipe so I’ve always used the yellow cake mix.  This recipe also calls for sour cream and real butter.  Sour cream makes this cake super moist and the real butter add a rich buttery flavor and adds to the moisture as well.


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How to Make Apricot Nectar Cake

Simply place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well for a couple of minutes.  Then pour the batter into a greased and floured (I use baker’s joy to grease and flour my cake pans) bundt pan or tube pan.  This is my favorite bundt pan. The handles come in handy when you’re flipping the cake out of the pan to cool.  Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.  


After the cake cools you can add a glaze if you wish.  I think the glaze makes it really pretty and extra tasty. I recommend whisking 1 Tbsp apricot nectar with 3 Tbsp water.  Drizzle on top of cooled cake.


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A Cake for any Occasion

I recently made this cake then my husband took it to his office.  It didn’t last long and several people told him it was delicious!  So next time you’re needing an easy, delicious cake to take to an office function or for a family gathering, this cake is a winner!  Apricot nectar cake has been around for a long time, so I was glad to find my mom’s recipe and share it with you.  It’s hand-written by her on a recipe card so it’s sentimental as well.


Apricot Nectar Cake

Old fashioned apricot nectar pound cake is an easy, delicious, moist cake made with apricot nectar, sour cream, and real butter topped with a simple glaze.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Apricot nectar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar, optional for glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour bundt pan.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well for 1 minute.  Scrape down sides of bowl and mix for another 2 minutes.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes.  Check for doneness with a toothpick.  (Insert toothpick into cake, if it comes out clean, with no batter stuck to it, then the cake is ready).
  • Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes.  Then, transfer cake to a wire rack to completely cool.
  • If desired, add a simple glaze of 2 cups confectioners sugar and 2-4 tablespoons of water, lemon juice, or apricot nectar.  Note:  it may take more liquid to get the desired consistency for the glaze.  The glaze should flow smoothly; not too thin and not too thick.  I like to compare to the consistency of honey.
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