Amaretto Cake

Amaretto Bundt Cake – if you like almond flavor, this cake is for you! The cake is super moist and the Amaretto glaze really puts it over the top! Extremely easy to make with a box of cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, and Amaretto liqueur. Serve the cake with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. SO good!

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Easy Almond Cake Recipe

If you are an almond lover, you are going to absolutely LOVE this Amaretto Cake. Oh my goodness! This cake is incredible! Super moist and full of almond flavor. I happen to love almond and amaretto liqueur, so this cake is right up my alley. This cake really easy to make. Shhh – it uses a cake mix and a box of pudding mix. Don’t skip the glaze. It puts the cake over the top! One bite and this is sure to become a favorite!

What is Amaretto?

Amaretto is an almond liqueur. Surprisingly the alcohol does not contain actual almonds. It is most often made with apricot kernels. My favorite brand is Disaronno.

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How to Make Amaretto Cake

This cake is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, instant pudding, water, canola oil, almond extract, and amaretto liqueur. Mix with a handheld electric mixer for 2 minutes. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt cake pan. Pour batter into the cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely. Place the cake on a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and amaretto liqueur. Pour glaze over the top of the cake and enjoy!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do NOT make the cake according to the package directions. You are only using the dry cake mix.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are only using the dry pudding mix.
  • Is there alcohol in Amaretto? Yes. There is alcohol in Amaretto. You can increase the almond extract in the recipe for a non-alcoholic cake.
  • I use yellow cake mix. This is equally delicious with chocolate cake mix.
  • I use Bakers Joy or Pam Baking Spray to grease and flour the tube pan. Either works great. You can also use Crisco or butter and dust the pan with flour.
  • Can Amaretto cake be made in advance? Yes! You can make the cake ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. The cake will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can Amaretto cake be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the baked cake. Wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The cake will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
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Easy Amaretto Cake Made with Cake Mix

This cake has quickly become a favorite at our house! It is ridiculously easy to make and tastes great. I took this to a cookout and it was gone in a flash! Everyone asked for the recipe. This cake also makes a great homemade gift! We like to serve the cake warm with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Give this a try the next time you need an easy and delicious dessert! I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

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Amaretto Cake

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Amaretto Bundt Cake – if you like almond flavor, this cake is for you! The cake is super moist and the Amaretto glaze really puts it over the top! Extremely easy to make with a box of cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, and Amaretto liqueur. Serve the cake with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. SO good!

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (5.1-oz) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 Tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Glaze

  • ½ cup amaretto liqueur
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, instant vanilla pudding, water, oil, almond extract, and 2 tablespoons of the amaretto; blend together well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of thecake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar, and combine it with the remaining ½ cup amaretto. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour glaze over the top of the cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Notes:

  • Do NOT make the cake according to the package directions. You are only using the dry cake mix.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are only using the dry pudding mix.
  • Is there alcohol in Amaretto? Yes. There is alcohol in Amaretto. You can increase the almond extract in the recipe for a non-alcoholic cake.
  • I use yellow cake mix. This is equally delicious with chocolate cake mix.
  • I use Bakers Joy or Pam Baking Spray to grease and flour the tube pan. Either works great. You can also use Crisco or butter and dust the pan with flour.
  • Can Amaretto cake be made in advance? Yes! You can make the cake ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. The cake will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can Amaretto cake be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the baked cake. Wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The cake will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Stuck in the house surrounded by tourist traffic. Don’t have any vanilla pudding😟😟
    But…I have lemon pudding….3.5 oz…oh, well…here goes!
    White cake mix, lemon pudding, Lemoncello, lemon extract ! Lemoncello glaze lemon zest in place of almonds……WINNER!!
    Adding pudding to the grocery list. Vanilla and lemon…larger size…maybe chocolate with Kailua ?
    Thanks!

  2. Y U M M M M M M M! Can't wait to try this one….think I might melt a stick of butter in the glaze :-]

  3. YUM….I can't wait to try this one…think maybe I might melt a stick of butter with the glaze…just a thought 🙂

  4. I love amaretto too and have something like 3 bottles of it right now–must try this cake! 🙂

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