Apricot nectar cake is a simple, but divine, vintage dessert. Lemon cake mix is sweetened with apricot nectar and topped with a silky smooth glaze.
If a recipe starts with a boxed cake mix, can it really be called homemade?
My answer is yes. As my kiddos get older, life gets more hectic (and Big Brother’s homework gets harder), I have less and less time to bake from scratch. My options become, never bake anything because I’m limited on time … or utilize shortcuts I have available. My family would definitely choose the latter.
Cake mixes were introduced during the Great Depression, but really began to take off after WWII. By the 1950’s, however, sales began to slump. Market researchers discovered housewives felt guilty for using boxed cake mixes — as if it meant they were somehow being lazy (ladies, WHY do we allow ourselves to think like this?). This lead to a marketing campaign that encouraged women
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