Amazing Amaratto Pound Cake
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Amazing Amaretto Pound Cake

This amaretto cake recipe is originally from. Southern Living Amaretto-Almond Pound Cake.Try this special cake today!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 541kcal
Author: Susie Gall from Simply Sated

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • cups butter softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Amaretto almond-flavored liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1- tablespoon vanilla extract
  • + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour sifted
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds – Fresh Gourmet-Honey Roasted are terrific☺

For the Amaretto Glaze:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup Amaretto almond-flavored liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan or tube pan.
  • Using an electric stand mixer, beat softened butter and cream cheese at medium speed 2 or until creamy.
  • Slowly add in sugar then beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add liqueur, almond and vanilla; beat just until incorporated.
  • Reduce speed to low then gradually add flour to butter mixture. Beat batter just until incorporated after each addition of flour.
  • Keep mixer on low speed and add eggs one-at-a-time; mix only long enough for eggs to be incorporated into the batter.
  • Sprinkle almonds over the bottom of the prepared Bundt pan (the bottom will become the top after the cooked cake cools.
  • Slowly pour the batter over the almonds in the pan.
  • Bake at 325F for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Be careful not to over-bake, this cake can become dry quickly.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the Amaretto Glaze. When cake is done, remove it from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  • Reheat the glaze, stirring constantly, and slowly spoon half the glaze over the hot cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.6mg