Amaretto Cake

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This is my gift to you, this recipe.

These photos are no gift. But the cake itself may be a good gift to a special it your grandma, uncle, dear-friend-you-only-see-at-Christmas. It would also make a nice hostess gift perhaps?


A sweet friend I used to work with gave me this recipe several years ago. It's easy to do and yields an extremely tasty result...what could be better? Plus, anything with almond extract is usually a winner in my book.

{look at that pretty amaretto...mmmm.}

Amaretto Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 3.5 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup amaretto
1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup amaretto
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, amaretto, and almond extract in mixing bowl; beat on low speed until dry ingredients are incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat 4 minutes. Pour batter in prepared bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10-15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Combine sugar, 1/4 cup water, and butter in small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and gently boil 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool 15 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup amaretto and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Punch holes in top of cake with a wooden pick (I used a straw). Slowly spoon glaze on the top, allowing it to absorb into cake.

{I dont know why some of the butter was on the top like that, but it still tasted right! Also sad that the finished product photo is the worst of all of them, especially since it's the one that's supposed to really convince you to make the thing. Fail by me. Sorry.}

The green plate that the cake is on was $1.50 from Kroger...I always love to take a plate I don't need back!


Merry Christmas!


  1. Yummy! This looks delicious!!

  2.'re speaking my language here, Jerkins!


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