Almond Amaretto Pound Cake
Almond Amaretto Pound Cake: a sweet, moist homemade pound cake flavored with almond extract and amaretto liquor, topped with a warm buttery amaretto sauce.
Are you looking for the best poundcake recipe ever? Well guess what, I have it for you! This Almond Amaretto Pound Cake is a super moist, dense poundcake flavored with amaretto liqueur and almond extract.
Then it’s topped with a warm buttery amaretto sauce to really put it over the top. I promise, you are going to LOVE this new cake.
The first time I made this cake I was salivating at the smell coming from my oven, but was still nervous when it came time to cut it.
I was trying out a new recipe with more amaretto than I usually add was a little nervous that I might loose the traditional pound cake texture.
Thankfully the first slice I cut proved that the cake was the perfect texture and the smell alone was killing me. I quickly whipped up the sauce for it and we were all on our second slice before I knew what had happened.
I have now made this cake 3 times and every single time it has been a massive hit with all of our guests.
The pound cake alone makes a great breakfast cake, but the warm buttery amaretto sauce transforms it into an impressive dessert.
Recipe Tip: If you need to make your sauce ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator and reheat it in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until hot.
You can use any alcohol that you would like, but amaretto has such a mild taste with hints of cherry and almond that it works perfectly in this pound cake.
It is not too strong and my kids seriously gobbled it up. (Pssst — don’t worry, all actual alcohol burns off while baking the cake and simmering the sauce.)
Head on over to Dixie Crystals for the full recipe I developed for them!
RECIPE: Almond Amaretto Pound Cake