Amaretto Pound Cake is pound cake flavored with an almond liqueur. Made from scratch, it’s rich, buttery, moist, and completely, insanely delicious!
AMARETTO POUND CAKE
Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavored, Italian liqueur.
I’m sharing my favorite Amaretto Pound Cake with you today.
If you grew up in the South there are two things you grew up eating: pound cake and biscuits!
And everybody has a favorite Pound Cake recipe, most likely, it’s the one your Mother or Grandmother made.
Well, not me, no, I don’t have a favorite Pound Cake recipe…
I have three favorite Pound cake recipes!!!
Almond Amaretto Pound Cake
Yep, three! And, trust me I’ve tried a lot of Pound Cake recipes! It’s my most favorite thing ever to make!! Unfortunately, it’s surprising to me that I don’t have one on the blog yet (and I’ve been blogging for a year!)
So, What’s my
excuse reason for baking you an Amaretto Pound Cake today? Glad you asked. Randomly, my friend sent me a dozen eggs that were already cracked! Twelve eggs in a bowl. I know so random! People do random food-stuff like this to me. Are you asking yourself why he wanted 12 egg shells? Yeah, I thought so! He needed the shells for calcium for his tomato plants! Did you know tomato plants need calcium, and apparently a lot of it, in the soil or the tomatoes will rot on the vines?
Sorry, I said rot.
Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not, maybe it’s an old wives tale, but he has 12 crushed eggs shells around his tomato plants. We’ll see if it works! I’ll keep you posted.
Enough jibber jabber, let’s get to this awesome recipe!
TIPS AND MORE…
- Read the recipe through completely at least twice so you know what comes next.
- A stand mixer will make your life immensely easier. I can’t imagine all this mixing by hand or even with a hand mixer!
- You can use a bundt pan. I used this tube pan. A good rule of thumb when baking pound cakes is to always leave 2 inches from the batter to the top of the pan to allow for rising. As well, always place your baking pan on a cookie sheet to catch any overflows.
- Allow your eggs,
butter, and dairy to come to room temperature before mixing.
- I always use salted real
butterin my pounds cakes. It’s a personal preference. You can use either salted or unsalted butter.
- Use real
butter. No margarine!
- I recommend calibrating your oven at least once a year. Read all about how to Calibrate your oven in this post.
For all my pound cake baking tips and techniques, please read Bake the Perfect Pound Cake
While you’re here, check out these recipes
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Amaretto Pound Cake
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour measured correctly
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs room temperature
- 1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur
- 1 cup milk room temperature
- Coat a ten-inch tube pan with solid vegetable shortening then either flour or sugar. I use granulated sugar because it doesn't leave white areas on the cake. Alternately, you can use Wilton Cake Release.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together.
- Cream butter, shortening, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Mix in Amaretto.
- Add milk and flour alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Pour batter into prepared tube pan.
- Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes. (Start checking at 1 hour 20 minutes, your oven may be hotter than mine.)
- Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes before inverting on a platter.