This Cherry Almond Amaretto Ice Cream Cake is light, a little fruity and full of delicious almond and Amaretto flavor. Perfect for a summer day or night and even yummier than you’d expect!
So the hubs and I are officially at that age where friends are starting to have kids. And not just Facebook “friends” who you only know have kids because of Facebook, but like, actual friends that we see and talk to regularly.
It’s awesome to see great friends so happy and see what their babies are like. So far, they all seem to really resemble their parents and it’s so fun to see them. I can’t wait to watch them grow up!
And even though we don’t have kids yet, friends of ours that we regularly get together with do, which means our pretty regular Friday night plans are officially a little different.
Normally on a Friday night you might bring margaritas to a friend’s house, right? Well tonight we are bringing dinner to their house (since eating has fallen off of the priority list with newborns) and a massive box of diapers we’re picking up at Costco because they are going through them MUCH faster than they thought.
Now that’s how you know you’re getting older and moving into a new life phase!
It totally fun though – a phase we are ready for. And babies are way cooler when they are the babies of people you know and love.
Not only do I already love all these babies, but this cake. This cake is a thing to love. SO good!
The cake layer is soft, tender and full of almond and Amaretto flavor. I used 1/4 cup of Amaretto coffee creamer and 1/4 cup of actual Amaretto, but you could use all coffee creamer if you prefer. There’s also some almond extract in the cake.
The flavor is seriously amazing. Like, addicting.
Amaretto actually reminds me of another good friend from college. She was a big Amaretto fan and I’d forgotten how good it was! I did not want to stop eating the cake layers. They almost didn’t make it into the cake.
The ice cream layer is my favorite no ice cream machine needed ice cream. It’s thick, creamy and so easy to make. The ice cream also has some almond flavor, but this is where the cherries come in to play. I didn’t want the cherry flavor to be too much, so it’s just enough to give it some flavor and color.
I really wish there was a way for you to taste this through the screen. It was even better than I expected it to be and I wish I could do more than just try to describe it! It’s light, flavorful and perfect. I seriously love it and it was a big hit with all of my taste testers. We all felt the same way – the flavor is spot on, not too much and the cake layers are just the right texture.
If you like almond and cherry at all, even just a little bit, you have got to try this cake!
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