Almond Amaretto Pound Cake

Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
Add'l 20 mins
Total 1 hr 30 mins
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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!

A Slice of Almond Amaretto Pound Cake with a Drizzle of 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.

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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.

Two Pieces of Almond Amaretto Pound Cake Being Drizzled with Amaretto Sauce

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.

Three Slices of Almond Pound Cake Next to a Pitcher of Amaretto Sauce

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.

A Piece of Almond Pound Cake with Amaretto Sauce on a White Plate with a Fork

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.)

A Dense, Moist Slice of Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake on a Dessert Plate

The Recipe

Head on over to Dixie Crystals to get the full recipe I developed for them by clicking the button below:

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169 Responses
  1. Claire

    Hi, I’m from the UK and would LOVE to try this recipe (Ameretto is my absolute fave drink!!!)
    Could you please tell me how much 1 stick of butter weighs? And what is “half and half”?
    Thanks in advance xx

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Claire! A stick of butter weighs 4 ounces! And half and half is an American cream that is heavier than milk and lighter than heavy whipping cream. You can use heavy whipping cream in it’s place. Hope this helps! 

  2. Greg Hall

    Could not get recipe to print (no response after chose print size) or email(went to my email app, but not to new mail)

  3. Pickled eggs

    Can you substitute amaretto extract for the amaretto liqueur? I know it’s not intoxicating in a cake but I would have to drive far to a liquor store when the grocery store has the extract. 

  4. Beth

    Just as an fyi it is not true that all the alcohol bakes out. I have a couple cook books that are just booze cakes, brownies etc and they state that is a lie. A percentage of it does but not all of it and the higher the alcohol content the more that stays.

  5. Donna

    My husband asked me to make this amaretto pound cake for his birthday since it’s his favorite cake I have ever made. But I do not want him to eat sugar, flour, eggs, butter or alcohol. I still need it to taste good. What can I use instead? 

      1. Lori

        I’m thinking Donna is a major control freak!  I feel sorry for her husband.  He must be really weak to let this thing push him around.

  6. Lizlynne

    This is a keeper!  I’m making it for the 3rd time this holiday season!  Question. Could you make this gluten free by substituting almond flour?

  7. Ev

    As of 9/18/17 the link to the recipe does not work. I have tried it several times and also tried the links provided in the comments. None work. I get this message “Page cannot be found.” It is not my computer.

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