Lemon Coconut Apricot Cake

A tangy moist glazed cake. Nice for simple gatherings and dinner parties.

Original recipe makes 1 -9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan


1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup apricot nectar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons apricot nectar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan.
  2. Combine the lemon cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, flaked coconut, 3/4 vegetable oil, 3/4 cup apricot nectar and the lemon extract. Beat with electric beaters for 4 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn cake out on to a serving dish and immediately pour glaze over still warm cake.
  4. To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons apricot nectar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and enough lemon juice to give the glaze a liquid consistency. Mix until smooth and use immediately to pour over still warm cake.


Calories: 419 kcal
Carbohydrates: 50.3 g
Cholesterol: 82 mg
Fat: 22.6 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Sodium: 342 mg