Makes 15 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat cream cheese, apricot preserves, 1 tablespoon cake mix, and, if desired, orange food coloring powder just until blended; set mixture aside.

Step 2

Beat sour cream, milk, eggs, almond extract, and remaining cake mix at low speed with an electric mixer 30 seconds or until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 3 more minutes.

Step 3

Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Drop cream cheese mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls evenly over batter. Swirl batter gently with a knife. Sprinkle almonds evenly over top.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 25 to 28 minutes or until golden.

Step 5

Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes. Drizzle Glaze over slightly warm cake or individual pieces.

Step 6

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Candy-n-Cake Powdered Food Color #5531 Orange.

Ratings & Reviews

QuickyChef's Review

April 25, 2011
Delicious! I made this to take to work and it got rave reviews. I added a pint of blueberries and a streusel topping.to make it a blueberry coffee cake. It was moist and delicious, I would definately make it again.