Amaretto Almond Pound Cake

Amaretto Almond Pound Cake

Enjoy this delicious almond pound cake glazed with amaretto – a tasty Italian flavored dessert.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

Cake
1/3
cup sliced almonds
1 1/4
cups butter, softened
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 1/2
cups sugar
3
tablespoons amaretto
1
tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
6
eggs
Amaretto Glaze
3/4
cup sugar
6
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup amaretto
2
tablespoons water
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. Sprinkle almonds in bottom of pan.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1 1/4 cups butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add 3 tablespoons amaretto and the vanilla, beating just until blended. Gradually add flour, beating on low speed just until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Pour batter over almonds in pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. During last 10 minutes of baking, mix glaze ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually spoon hot glaze over cake, allowing it to soak into cake after each addition. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Makes 12 servings (1 slice)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 640
    • Total Fat 31g
      • (Saturated Fat 18g,),
    • Sodium 240mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 81g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 7g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 5 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 5;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.