Friday, November 7, 2008

Would You Like Dessert With That? ~ Amaretto Cake

Today is a little different - I'm opening it up to any kind of dessert - even without chocolate (gasp - they make desserts without chocolate??)! I'll try to do this once a month to give people a chance to link up more often. If you already prepared a chocolate post - link it up! If not, find or create a post with your favorite dessert or a dessert that you like to have for Thanksgiving.

So, I am giving you a fabulous dessert with no chocolate and sadly, with no picture. Last time I made it was pre-blogging (meaning I did not think there was any reason to take pictures of my food) and I am not making it again until Thanksgiving, because I WILL eat it...all. This cake is included in my Thanksgiving menu.  I'm linking it up to Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes Week at my friend Kim's cooking blog!

**Updated - finally made the cake and took a pic! Here it is...

Amaretto Cake
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I use walnuts)
1 package yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup Amaretto liqueur (You can buy the cheap stuff and can use almond liqueur)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10 in. tube or 12-cup Bundt pan (I use the Bundt pan). Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick top and sides. Spoon and brush glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until glaze is used up.

1 stick butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Amaretto liqueur

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in Amaretto.

Optional - Decorate with border of sugar frosting or whipped cream.

Note - If you can't find cake mix with pudding already in the mix, use regular cake mix with 4 eggs instead of 3 and 1/2 cup oil instead of 1/3.

Note to self: Wipe drool off keyboard before continuing...

It is so yummy! Have you had it before? If not, do try it!

Your turn! Link up a dessert with Mr. Linky below. It can be an old post or a new post; chocolate or no chocolate. I can't wait to see your yummy desserts!


  1. Your recipe looks awesome. Mine comes from when I started reading labels and couldn't eat boxed pudding any more lol. This is really good. I'm sure there is some way to make it chocolate lol. I'll have to get on that.
    Hugs my friend.

  2. Oh good!! I was hoping you would post this recipe!

  3. I am losing my mind, I came over and linked up and forgot to comment! I have wallpaper on the brain! LOL! I like the sound of your recipe! I love amaretto...will be trying this one! :)

    Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

  4. Okay Lisa, I've finally made it here linking my mom's brownie recipe.

    Thanks and enjoy!


  5. All the recipes look yummy! I have added mine for Tin Roof chocolate Pie.

  6. This sounds delicious...and I love that you make it in a bundt pan! What is it about a bundt pan that makes cakes seem so cute??


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