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Amaretto Cake

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16 servings

Use delicious liqueur to cook this amazing Amaretto Cake. Replace your favorite digestif with this digestif-flavored Amaretto Cake for an unforgettable dessert.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat granulated sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in liqueur. Beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with knife. Invert cakes onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Blend in cinnamon and almond extract.
  • Stack cake layers on plate, filling layers with 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with nuts.

Special Equipment Needed

Please use alcohol responsibly.

Size Wise

You’ll know it’s a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this Amaretto Cake.


Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

To Double

This recipe can easily be doubled to make 2 stacked layer cakes. Why not prepare one to give to friends and keep one for your family? Just prepare as directed, doubling all ingredients and using 4 pans. Makes 48 servings.

How to Bake Cake in 13x9-Inch Pan

Prepare recipe as directed, using a 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray, and reducing the baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. No need to remove cake from pan before frosting top of cake with cream cheese mixture.


Substitute milk for the liqueur, and increase almond extract to 1/2 tsp.

How to Store

Keep frosted cake refrigerated.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 440
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 12g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 220mg
Carbohydrate 61g
Dietary fiber 0.69g
Sugars 49g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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