Almond Amaretto Pound Cake is a sweet, moist homemade pound cake flavored with almond extract and amaretto liquor, topped with a warm & buttery amaretto sauce!
Almond Amaretto Pound Cake
Are you looking for the best poundcake recipe ever? Well guess what, I have it for you!
I know you might have heard that before, but I promise, this Almond Amaretto Pound Cake is AMAZING.
It is a super crazy moist, perfectly 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 almost as much as you love your kids. (Kidding, kind of.)
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 would usually add.
I was a little scared that I might loose the traditional pound cake texture and wind up with a fluffy cake instead.
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.
People literally BEG for the recipe! Seriously, beg. I am not kidding.
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 light hints of almond and cherry that it works perfectly in this pound cake.
It is not too strong and my kids seriously gobbled it up. (Pssst — don’t worry, the actual alcohol burns off while baking the cake and simmering the sauce.)
Head on over to Dixie Crystals to get the full recipe I developed for them by clicking the button below:
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In the ingredients, why is there an asterisk next to the flour?
Please help. I only have distilled white vinegar, apple cider vinegar and white wine vinegar on hand, can I substitute anyone of these for the white vinegar. Also, I have regular granulated sugar or ultra fine sugar, not fine sugar for the almond amaretto pound cake.
Distilled white vinegar is the same as white vinegar. They are the same thing, so use that one! :-)
Also, yes, regular granulated sugar will work perfectly.
Too much sugar in sauce have to try this recipe though
Can you pour the sauce over cake like you do a rum cake
Where’s the recipe and sauce for the cakeB
Can I use regular sugar? I don’t know who sells Dixie Crystals anymore..
Hi Monica, yes you can use any sugar. I buy Dixie Crystals at Publix, Walmart, Target & Costco here in Florida!
I was unable to get this heavenly sounding recipe. Would you please email the recipe. Thank you so much.
Can you please email me that almond Amaretto pound cake recipe please thank you
I made this exactly how it said and it overflowed in my oven. I did you the confection oven, i wonder if that made a difference? and only half of the cake baked and other half was like half baked and runny…..Help
Hi Annmarie! I’m sorry you had this issue! With only 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in the entire cake, I think the issue has to be too small of a bundt cake pan. What size was your bundt pan?
How would you adjust this temp and bake time for loafs to give at Christmas?
Hi Anita, the baking temperature should stay the same. The loafs baking time will depend on what size pan you use. I would say the cake recipe as is would make two loafs. As for baking time, I would recommend you start checking on them around the 30 minutes mark. Good luck!
Yes, where is the receipe for the amaretto pound cake?????????????
The recipe I developed for Dixie Crystals is linked to right at the end of the post and many many times in the comments. Here it is again.
Where is the recipe for almond amaretto pound cake?
As I was sitting in the dentist office, waiting for the dreaded drill, I came across this recipe while I was on FB. I absolutely LOVE all things almond. It’s all I could think about the rest of the appointment! I went to the nearest Liquor store that I could find and prayed no one from church would see me! Buying a big bottle of Amaretto was so worth it! This cake is the bomb! It’s my new favorite. I could even see it used for strawberry shortcake, or with thickened fruit in the middle of the batter. Oh my Goodness! He possibilities! The sauce was wonderful. I tipped it all off with a dollop of whipping cream. Heavenly….. ☺️
Glad you enjoyed it Amy and that it made the dentist better! :-)
I would like the recipe….
Can I make this cake with gluten free flour and get the same delicious results? I have family members that are gluten sensitive
I made this cake and it overflowed all over my oven than sank what’s wrong with this recipe
Hi Ronda, it sounds like you need a larger bundt cake pan. The cake probably sank in the middle because of the overflowing issue. Or if it was underbaked when removed from the oven. Hope this helps!
Need this recipe please
I was going to pour the sauce over my hot cake like I do my rum cake. Has anybody tried it yet? My cake is in the oven as I type, can’t wait to try it!! The batter WAS delicious!!
Hi! The Amaretto is it an extraxt or a liquor? Where did you buy it? Looks so good!! Cant wait to make it! Thanks
Hi Tracy! It is a liquor you can buy at any liquor store!