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Amaretto Cake

Angela Harris Recipe shared by:
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This cake is by far the one most requested by my family and friends. It is a variation of the Yellow Pound Cake recipe. My mother-in-law requested I freeze the "hump" cake scraps for her to eat when she gets a craving! Even my kids love it.

  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow Cake mix
  • 1 box (4- serving size) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup amaretto liquor
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • Almond Buttercream Icing
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons amaretto liquor or water

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 2- 8-inch round pans with baking spray.
  2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, almond extract, amaretto and oil in large mixing bowl.
  3. Start on low speed for 20 seconds, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour evenly into pans. Bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack. Let cool completely before icing.
  6. Buttercream directions:
  7. Beat butter on med-hi with electric mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add almond extract and slowly add confectioner's sugar, mixing in between each addition.
  9. Add amaretto or water one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  10. Variations: May also top with some toasted almond slices. Spread a layer of seedless raspberry preserves in between the layers instead of the buttercream for a fruity surprise.

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I know that a16.5 OZ cake mix box makes 24 cupcakes using three eggs, but how many eggs should I use if I want to make only 12 cupcakes?


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My friend kept having trouble with an unlevel oven. The repairman showed her with a level that there was no problem with the oven. She asked me and I told her to turn off the oven light if she was keeping it on. Yes, she was, so she turned it off unless she was just checking. Her cakes after that did not have one side higher than the other. The light makes a difference in degrees on the side it is on.





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