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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Apricot Cream Coffee Cake ~

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla

~Filling~
1/4 cup sugar
1--8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 t grated lemon peel
1--10 oz jar apricot preserves

~Glaze~
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 t lemon juice

Heat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour bottom and sides of 10 inch springform pan.
In large mixer bowl combine all coffee cake ingredients. Beat
at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2
minutes). Spread batter on bottom and 2 inches up sides of
prepared pan. In small mixer bowl combine all filling ingredients
except apricot preserves. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl
often, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes). Pour over batter in
pan. Spoon preserves evenly over filling. Bake for 45 to 55
minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 20 minutes.
Loosen sides of cake from pan by running knife around inside
of pan; remove sides of pan. Meanwhile, in small bowl stir
together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Serve warm or cold;
store refrigerated.
Makes 16 servings

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For gift giving place cake on a decorative
holiday plate. Give with a basket containing
favorite tea mixture, tea infuser, and teacup or
coffee mug. Embellish basket with greenery and
ribbon. Add gift tag and recipe card.


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ENJOY!!

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