Apricot-nut Spice Cake With Coconut Butter Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup snipped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • Coconut Butter Frosting (see recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 cups purchased coconut chips (optional)
  • Sliced star fruit (carambola), kumquats, fresh bay leaves, and/or candied walnuts or pecans (optional)

Description

This Aromatic Spice Cake, Filled With Dried Fruit And Walnuts And Showered With Coconut Frosting, Is A Popular Recipe For Birthdays And Holidays.

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