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Chocolate Apricot Cake


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
1 loaf

Give your taste buds a break from the norm with chewy apricots and smooth CADBURY DAIRY MILK Milk Chocolate. This easy to make pound cake is something a little different that's still crowd pleasing. Top it with a homemade icing if you want, or add more chocolate pieces to the top.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
45 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar or super-fine sugar
  • 3
  • 1-1/4 cups
    self rising flour, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 can
    apricot halves (14 oz), drained well

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
8x4x3-inch loaf pan 8x4x3-inch loaf pan
parchment paper parchment paper
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease and line 8x4x3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.


Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour and baking powder; gradually fold into mixture.


Set aside half of the apricots. Coarsely chop the remaining apricots and the chocolate bar; gently fold into batter. Spread batter in prepared pan; top with reserved apricot halves.


Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.


The top layer of apricots will sink during baking giving the cake a bumpy top. Dried apricots may be substituted for the canned apricots.

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