Indulge in the Decadent Amaretto Pound Cake

My dearest gastronomists,

It is with great pleasure that I present to you a recipe that is both indulgent and irresistible – the Amaretto Pound Cake. Inspired by both traditional British baking and Italian liqueur, this cake is one that is sure to leave you salivating for more.

For the uninitiated, Amaretto is a sweet and nutty liqueur distilled from almond pits that pairs perfectly with many desserts. And what better way to indulge in this savory delight than by incorporating it into a pound cake? The result is an almond Amaretto-infused sponge cake that is perfect for any occasion.

But don’t take my word for it. Try this recipe for yourself and indulge in the rich flavors of butter, sugar, eggs, and of course, Amaretto. Whether you need to impress guests or simply enjoy a treat for yourself, this Amaretto Pound Cake won’t disappoint.

So dust off your mixing bowls and let’s begin!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Amaretto Pound Cake
Amaretto Pound Cake

My dear reader, allow me to speak from the heart: if you are looking for a recipe that will make you fall head over heels in love with baking pound cakes, this Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe is exactly what you’re looking for. Here are a few reasons why:

Firstly, the flavors in this cake are truly divine. The almond amaretto flavor is perfectly balanced, and the pistachio pudding mix adds a delightful twist to the classic pound cake recipe. The result is a moist, rich and tender cake that will make your taste buds tingle with excitement.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly easy to follow. With simple ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs and flour, you’ll be able to create a beautiful bundt cake that looks as good as it tastes. The step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process with ease, so even if you’re new to baking, you’ll be able to make this cake without any difficulty or frustration.

Thirdly, this cake is versatile. You can enjoy it as it is or serve it with your favorite toppings such as whipped cream or fruit compote. Moreover, if you want to put your own spin on things, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations! You could try adding chocolate chips or orange juice – the only limit is your imagination!

Finally, there’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down with a slice of freshly baked pound cake and a cup of tea. This recipe will provide you with the perfect opportunity to impress your guests at any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, or even just a cozy evening in with friends and family.

My dear reader, I hope I have convinced you that this Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe is truly one for the ages. Don’t hesitate any longer; give it a try and see for yourself how wonderful it truly is.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in every bite
A slice of heaven in every bite

Pound Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Amaretto liqueur
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Amaretto Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

This Almond Amaretto Pound Cake recipe requires standard ingredients that can be easily found in any pantry or grocery store. The key ingredient is the Amaretto liqueur, which has a distinct almond flavor that adds a unique twist to the classic pound cake. The glaze is optional but highly recommended as it provides an extra layer of juicy sweetness to the already decadent cake.

The Recipe How-To

 This cake is the real deal
This cake is the real deal

Now, it’s time to get baking Amaretto Pound Cake. Follow the steps below to create a delectable dessert that everyone will swoon over.


Make sure you have all the following ingredients before getting started:

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) of butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

Mixing and Baking

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Grease and flour a large Bundt pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add each egg one at a time, mixing thoroughly and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the Amaretto liqueur and vanilla extract.
  7. Pour your batter into your prepared Bundt pan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 70 to 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Amaretto Glaze

  1. Let your cake cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  2. Invert it onto a serving platter and let it cool completely before glazing.
  3. Mix together 1 cup (2 sticks) of melted butter, 1/2 cup of Amaretto liqueur, and 1 cup of granulated sugar until combined.
  4. Use a skewer or toothpick to puncture small holes all over the top of the cake.
  5. Drizzle the Amaretto glaze over the cake, making sure it seeps into all the corners.
  6. Allow the glaze to set for a bit and then serve!

Now enjoy your delicious Amaretto Pound Cake with your loved ones!

Substitutions and Variations

 The ultimate comfort food
The ultimate comfort food

My dear readers, if you want to switch things up a bit, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to this delectable Amaretto Pound Cake recipe. Firstly, if you want to tone down the alcohol content, you may use 1/4 cup of Amaretto instead of 1 cup.

For those who are not a big fan of vodka, you can try switching it out with your favorite clear liquor. Bourbon, rum or even tequila would add a unique flavor to the cake.

To give the cake more texture, you can add nuts such as almonds or pecans into the batter. Additionally, substituting the instant pistachio pudding mix with vanilla or almond pudding would alter the flavor profile altogether.

If you want to serve a larger crowd, doubling or tripling the recipe will give you sufficient cake pieces for everyone. You could also try turning this pound cake recipe into an Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake by using a bundt pan instead of a regular cake tin.

This recipe is already heaven-sent, but hell – sprinkle some cocoa powder or chocolate chips in the batter before baking and transform it into Chocolate Amaretto Pound Cake. Serve it warm with my tangy Orange Juice Amaretto Glaze and its perfect.

Remember that swapping ingredients can affect the texture and taste of the cake so be cautious with your changes. Get creative and have fun while baking!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee
The perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee

Oh my dear friends, the Amaretto Pound Cake is a masterpiece of flavor! You will find that this delicious cake pairs beautifully with a warm cup of coffee, tea or even some flavored milk.

As for serving suggestions, I recommend dusting it off with a generous amount of powdered sugar to give it an elegant touch. Serve it in thin slices or thick wedges, paired with some fresh whipped cream, ice cream, or even some fruit compote.

For a more elevated experience, I suggest drizzling it with an amaretto glaze and serve it up alongside your favorite flavored liqueur or fortified wine. The pairing options are endless! Why not try it with an almond-flavored cocktail?

This delightful Amaretto Pound Cake works well for many occasions. It makes for a lovely afternoon snack or as part of an indulgent dessert course. Its richness perfectly complements any party decorum; you can serve it up at formal events like weddings, baby showers or Christmas dinners, and no one resists its aroma and taste.

Remember, the cake is best eaten within two days after baking when its texture is still moist and airy. So go ahead and invite your friends over to enjoy a slice of this delectable Amaretto Pound Cake. Your sweet tooth won’t regret it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Deliciously moist, with a hint of almond goodness
Deliciously moist, with a hint of almond goodness

As with many pound cakes, this delightful Amaretto Pound Cake can be made in advance and stored to be enjoyed at a later time. To ensure maximum freshness and moistness, I suggest wrapping the pound cake tightly in foil or plastic wrap before storing it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. Refrigeration will dry out the cake, so it is best to avoid it.

If you’d like to make this amaretto pound cake ahead for a party or special event, it’s a great idea to prepare the icing separately and apply it just before serving. This way, the cake will be as fresh as possible.

Reheating is not always necessary when it comes to pound cakes, but if you do need to warm up your leftovers slightly, it’s important to avoid drying out the cake. To reheat, I suggest wrapping individual slices of the cake in foil and placing them on a baking sheet in a low-temperature oven (around 200°F) for 10-15 minutes, or just until heated through.

Tips for Perfect Results

 One bite and you'll be hooked for life
One bite and you’ll be hooked for life

To ensure your Amaretto Pound Cake comes out just right, follow these tips:

1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure to bring all ingredients, including butter and eggs, to room temperature before starting the recipe. This will help create a smooth batter and easier mixing.

2. Sift Dry Ingredients: To avoid lumps and achieve a light and fluffy texture, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together before adding them to the cake batter.

3. Use Almond Extract: Adding almond extract to the batter along with Amaretto liqueur will enhance the almond flavor in the cake. Be careful not to add too much, as it can easily overpower the other flavors.

4. Don’t Overmix: Mix your cake batter until everything is well combined, but don’t overdo it! Overmixing can lead to tough cake texture and uneven baking.

5. Bake at the Proper Temperature: Follow the instructions for preheating your oven and baking time carefully, and make sure to check on the cake frequently towards the end of baking. The cake should be golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

6. Glaze After Cooling: Allow your Amaretto Pound Cake to cool completely before glazing it with an Amaretto glaze or topping it with whipped cream or fresh berries. This will help keep the cake moist and prevent any glaze from melting away too quickly.

Follow these tips to make your Amaretto Pound Cake a delicious success!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Amaretto Pound Cake recipe is perfect for any occasion. Its rich and nutty flavor, combined with the subtle sweetness of the amaretto liqueur, creates a cake that is sure to become a crowd favorite. Whether you are looking for a dessert to serve at a dinner party, or simply want to indulge in a slice of cake on a lazy afternoon, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. So why not try it out today? Impress your friends and family with your baking skills, and savor each delicious bite of this heartwarming dessert. I guarantee that you’ll love it!

Amaretto Pound Cake

Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe

This is a beautiful, flavorful cake that makes a very nice presentation for a party, potluck or buffet. I make this in a tube pan but it could be made in a larger type bundt or specialty type pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Potluck, Sweet
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 582.4kcal


  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix (without pudding mix)
  • 1 (3 3/4 ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a tube pan by coating with non-stick cooking spray and flour (I use Baker's Joy).
  • FOR CAKE:.
  • Place all ingredients, except eggs into your mixing bowl.
  • Blend well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and beat until mixture is smooth.
  • Pout into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • GLAZE:.
  • During the last few minutes the cake is baking, prepare the glaze by placing all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and mixing well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • When cake is ready and removed from the oven, poke holes into the top of the cake with an ice pice or similar object WHILE THE CAKE IS STILL IN THE BAKING PAN.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake and let it stand for 20 minutes.
  • Invert the cake onto a serving platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.


Serving: 123g | Calories: 582.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.5g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 33.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.5g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 438.2mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 44.8g

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