Apricot Raisin Cake


Apricot Raisin Cake

(Photo: Marsha Tulk)

A simple snack cake from "Food, Culture, Place," a cookbook on traditional foods of Newfoundland by Marsha Tulk and Lori McCarthy.


  • 1 ½ cups dried apricots , cut very small
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and smooth.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, flour and baking powder.
  3. Take enough flour to flour fruit. Fold in fruit last.
  4. Bake in a well-greased tube pan for 1 ½ hours at 300°F.

This simple snack cake recipe was given to Marsha Tulk from her grandmother on her father’s side, and is featured in “Food, Culture, Place,” a cookbook on the traditional foods of Newfoundland co-authored with Lori McCarthy. This dessert recipe uses ingredients most had handy in their pantries, just in case unexpected visitors came over during the summer months.