Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake
This Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake is soft, moist and full of delicious almond flavor! It’s easy to put together and hard to resist!
So I’m really looking forward to this weekend. The hubs has been working some crazy hours lately and he’s been called into work on days he’d normally have off, so it feels like we’ve barely seen each other. He’s finally going to be off this weekend and my parents will be in town so we’ve got a nice, relaxing weekend planned.
Some time will be spent on the lake, relaxing in the sun (have you seen the post I shared with my new favorite bathing suits?), and we are going to go to the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta for the first time. It opened last year and we got tickets for my parents and us to go for Christmas and we are finally getting around to going. Since my dad played football in high school and college, we are totally a football family and I’m excited to take him. You can pick your school and it shows you the stuff relevant to you. Pretty neat!
And then on the maybe not so fun side of things, I start some new shots for the transfer round of our IVF treatment. They will go right in the butt cheek. The needle is no joke and I can’t say I’m looking forward to that. My mom’s a nurse, so she’ll be standing by to assist. 🙂 She’s also going to stay with us for the next week leading up to our transfer a week from today. I can’t believe it’s so soon. So many feelings!
I also have many feelings about this cake. Primarily the feeling of wanting to devour the whole thing.
Almond is one of those flavors in baked goods that doesn’t actually taste like eating almonds, in my opinion. I mean almonds themselves are so earthy (and delicious!) but the flavoring of almond and amaretto in baked goods is so fresh tasting. Not earthy at all. I seriously love it! I’ve used it in cheesecake, cupcakes, ice cream cake and now this bundt cake. It definitely doesn’t disappoint.
The cake is somewhat dense, so moist and has so much flavor. One of the great things about bundt cakes too is that they are easy to put together. You know I love my layered cakes, but sometimes a simple cake with a nice icing on top is just what you need!
I’m a big fan of the icing on this cake too. Unlike a standard glaze that kind of soaks into a cake and disappears, this icing stays in place and looks beautiful for days. It’s cooked on the stove for a few minutes, then thickened with powdered sugar and drizzled over the cake. So good! I’ve used corn syrup in place of the honey in other versions of this icing, but since not everyone loves or has access to corn syrup, the honey is a nice replacement. You could use either though.
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. The flavor is on point!
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Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake
Yield: 12-14 slices
3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
3/4 cup (173g) sour cream
2 tsp almond extract
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups (325g) all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (180ml) milk
1/4 cup (60ml) amaretto
2 tbsp (28g) salted butter
1/3 cup (69g) sugar
1/2 cup (60ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp honey
3/4 cup (86g) powdered sugar, sifted
Sliced almonds, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a 10-14 cup bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the creaming time.
3. Add sour cream and almond extract and mix until well combined.
4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined after each. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
5. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine the milk and amaretto in a small measuring cup.
6. Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined. Add the amaretto mixture and mix until well combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for about 38-42 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
8. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
9. To make the icing, combine all the icing ingredients except for the powdered sugar in a small sauce pan.
10. Heat on low until sugar is melted, then turn heat to medium to bring to a boil.
11. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and immediately pour into a heat-proof glass bowl.
12. Whisk in the powdered sugar and allow to cool slightly and thicken. If you find your icing to be a little thick, just add a touch more water to thin it back out. If it’s too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
13. Drizzle the icing over the cake while the icing is still a little warm. It will be too firm to pour and get a nice drizzle if it cools completely. Top the cake with some sliced almonds, if desired.
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