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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

This pound cake flavored with an almond liqueur. It's rich, buttery, moist, and completely, insanely delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, dessert, pound cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 444kcal


  • 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.
  • 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.


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Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg