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Amaretto Almond Pound Cake

Amaretto Almond Pound Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
Enjoy this delicious almond pound cake glazed with amaretto – a tasty Italian flavored dessert.
Updated June 18, 2013
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
Total Fat
31g
0%
Saturated Fat
18g
0%
Sodium
240mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
81g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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