“This recipe was in a newspaper supplement in fall 2007 and it took a me a whole year to get around to trying it. I made it for coffee hour at church and got rave reviews! It was quick easy to make and I am posting to share with everyone at zaar & to share with church friends who want the recipe! It has a lovely tart flavor, not too sweet. I could see this being absolutely delicious with vanilla ice cream....”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13 by 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. To prepare filling: combine dried apricots and water in a small bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Combine remaining filling ingredients in a large bowl. Add apricots and soaking liquid; mix well. Spoon into prepared pan.
  4. To prepare cake: combine flour, sugar, butter and salt in food processor. Pulse until crumbly (mine was very fine). Set aside 1 cup for streusel topping.
  5. Add egg to flour mixture in food processor. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk, stir well and add to flour mixture. Add vanilla. Pulse to make a cake batter (mine was quite thick). Pour over cranberry mixture in pan (I had to dot it around the pan and spread with a spatula - don't worry if it doesn't seem like enough dough!).
  6. To prepare streusel, add streusel ingredients to reserved flour mixture. Toss well. Sprinkle over cake batter and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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