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
For the Cake:
- 1¼ cups butter softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup Amaretto almond-flavored liqueur
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1- tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2½ + 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
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.
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