Apricot Rose Pound Cake
A delicate moist sour cream pound cake is adorned with fresh black velvet apricots and the floral accents of roses!
Phewww, it’s Friday!! It’s been a busy two weeks here on the blog and I feel like I’ve been bombarding you with tons of recipes. I think I went into freak out mode after realizing the summer’s end is near and just started overloading on the seasonal recipes and of course I had to share with you! Most are no-bakes because we all know it’s HOT out there like these Cherry Almond Popsicles or blackberry mojito or raspberry milkshake. Do you see a fruity trend? I am filling up on summer’s bestest!!
I continued the juicy fruit agenda with this apricot rose pound cake. I jazzed up a standard moist and crumbly pound cake with a wonderful summer flavor combination. Using fresh juicy black velvet apricots and floral rosewater, this pound cake is no ordinary cake. It is still as simple to make as a regular pound cake but it is surely not boring.
It’s also a pound cake recipe that is easy to make your own. Everyone needs a good moist pound cake in their repertoire and this is what this cake is. You can use your favorite fruits, flavored extracts or even cocoa powder to change things up. I used fresh apricots to fold into the batter and a tiny bit (a little goes a long way) of rosewater to add an essence of floral flavor. It’s a wonderful combination and brings a little summer to your cake.
I brought this cake over to my friend Emily’s blog where I am hanging out today. She is the lovely author of the lifestyle blog, The Best of this Life, where she shares her passion for purposeful living in all facets of life – with a focus on nutritious gluten-free recipes, family life, fashion, natural beauty, design, healthy living and all things mom and kids. She is also the sweetest blogging friend and a great mama!! You will love her blog so head over there now and say HELLO and get the recipe for this apricot rose pound cake.
Such a gorgeous pound cake, I love that combination of flavors girl!
I’m sorry, did you say BLACK VELVET APRICOTS?! Where can I find these?!
Such a gorgeous bundt, with such lovely delicate flavors!
They were just in my grocery store. I was surprised and thus picked up a few.
This looks so lovely and delicate!
You can never share too my fruit recipes! I always love a big serving of fruit in anything, including dessert 🙂 Gorgeous cake!
Thanks!! That’s how I think too 🙂
I have never heard of red velvet apricots! I am going to have to try and find these! Beautiful cake!
They are in grocery stores…at least that’s where I got mine lol! Hope you find some!!
Z, love this cake!! I need to bake with rosewater. . love the floral notes I’m seeing from bakers lately. . so beautiful and I’m so curious to see how these taste! I bet this cake is amazing! and love the apricots too! happy friday. . TGIF!
The floral notes are beautiful!!
Oh my gosh how elegant! How beautiful! Beautifully done, Zainab!
This pound cake is so beautiful with all those chunks of apricot! And the roses are gorgeous as well. 🙂 I’ve never baked anything with rose water, and I’ll bet it makes things really special! Have a great weekend!
Whoaaa!!! I.AM.LOVING. the flavor combination in this pound cake!!!!!!! <3 That cake looks ABSOLUTELY moist and incredible ! Heading over to get the recipe! 😀 Oh and also, pinning! 😀
This cake looks so moist and gorgeous. Black velvet apricots? I’ve never heard of such a thing. Darn, another reason to hate living in the UK. 😆 I just want to dig my fork in the middle. Forget a fork, a spade will do.
Off to checkout the recipe…
Hahahha a spade indeed is needed here! Thank dear!
I love the idea of adding rosewater to a cake, Zainab. It’s like it instantly becomes something very beautiful at that point. Although your food is always beautiful 😉
Have a fabulous Sunday, friend!
You are so right. There is something about rose water that just elevates food. Love it!! Hope you are having a great weekend too!!
Lovely. Just beautiful pound cake! I would love a slice 🙂
This cake is beautiful Zainab! I am loving all the fruity desserts – you can never have too many in my book:) Black velvet plums and rosewater sound amazing in here!
I came over from Emily’s blog. This cake looks a dream! Such lovely light flavours and colours! Good one1 Glad to have discovered 😉
Thank you Shu! It is great to have you here 🙂
This cake is beautiful. You are on it girl!! You constantly keep the new and exciting post coming. I love love love your blog!
Thank you Keisha!! Love love you!
Such a pretty cake! I love that you combined apricot with rose! I bet it tastes phenom! 🙂