Apricot Pound Cake – A Quick and Delicious Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious dessert that’s easy to make and looks impressive, an apricot pound cake is a great choice. A classic pound cake is moist and buttery, and the addition of fresh apricots takes it to a whole new level! Here’s an easy recipe for an apricot pound cake that will turn out perfect every time.


– 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– ¼ teaspoon baking soda
– ¼ teaspoon salt
– 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 3 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– ½ cup whole milk
– 2 cups diced fresh apricots


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until it’s light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and beat for another 3 minutes until the mixture is light and creamy.

4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until fully incorporated. Beat in the vanilla extract.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, alternating with the milk. Beat on low speed until everything is just combined.

6. Stir in the diced apricots by hand.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

This apricot pound cake combines the classic buttery pound cake with the sweetness of fresh, ripe apricots. It’s easy to make, and perfect for any special occasion. Enjoy!