Amaretto Cake Recipe

Amaretto cake is a delicious and moist dessert that is infused with the rich and nutty flavor of amaretto liqueur. This cake is made with a tender almond-flavored batter and soaked in a sweet amaretto syrup, which adds a delightful boozy kick. Topped with a creamy amaretto frosting and garnished with toasted almonds, this cake is a perfect treat for any special occasion or as a decadent dessert to enjoy with a cup of coffee.

13 Rating -
Non Vegdiet
2hr total
2hr total
Amaretto Cake

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Amaretto Cake Recipe

  • as required For The Cake
  • 0.33 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.33 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 0.08 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.17 cup Ground Almonds
  • 0.17 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 0.67 Large Eggs
  • 0.08 cup Amaretto Liqueur
  • 0.08 cup Milk
  • as required For The Amaretto Syrup
  • 1/25 cup Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1/25 cup Granulated Sugar
  • as needed For The Amaretto Frosting
  • 0.17 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 0.67 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/25 cup Amaretto Liqueur
  • 0.17 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • as needed For Garnish
  • as needed Toasted Almonds

Directions: Amaretto Cake Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven and prepare the cake batter by combining flour, baking powder, salt, and ground almonds in a bowl.
  • STEP 2.In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • STEP 3.Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with amaretto liqueur and milk. Mix until just combined.
  • STEP 4.Pour the batter into a greased and floured cake pan and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • STEP 5.While the cake is baking, prepare the amaretto syrup by heating amaretto liqueur and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
  • STEP 6.Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and poke holes all over the surface with a skewer. Pour the amaretto syrup over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
  • STEP 7.Let the cake cool completely in the pan before transferring it to a serving plate.
  • STEP 8.To make the amaretto frosting, beat together butter, powdered sugar, amaretto liqueur, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • STEP 9.Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and garnish with toasted almonds.
  • STEP 10.Serve the amaretto cake as a delightful dessert or enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to properly grease and flour the cake pan to prevent the cake from sticking.
  • For a stronger amaretto flavor, you can brush additional amaretto syrup on the cake layers before frosting.
  • Toasting the almonds before garnishing adds a nice crunch and enhances their flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftover amaretto cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Serve the cake at room temperature or slightly chilled for the best flavor and texture.
  • Pair a slice of amaretto cake with a hot cup of coffee or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert combination.
calories per serving
32 g Fat6 g Protein23 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp