A luscious, special occasion dessert.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8- inch pans.

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  • Mix together the cake mix, 1 cup amaretto flavored creamer, 1 cup amaretto liqueur, eggs and oil until blended. Distribute cake batter evenly between the cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, making certain the cake layers do not overbake. Allow to cool completely before filling.

  • To make the amaretto whipped cream filling: Combine pudding mix, 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur and 1 cup amaretto flavored creamer. Set aside for 5 minutes until thickened. Fold the whipped cream into the amaretto mixture, then stir in the crushed chocolate covered toffee bars. Use to fill and frost top of the cake (do not frost sides). Drizzle cake with melted chocolate candy bar and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

887.9 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 93.6g 30% DV; fat 48.1g 74% DV; cholesterol 131.3mg 44% DV; sodium 588.4mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2005
I'll echo what others have said in saying that this cake is amazing. And despite being pretty easy to make it looks like it was prepared at a bakery. Just a few tips: 1. I definitely think the cake needs longer to cook than the 15 minutes they suggest. I would say closer to 30. Use the toothpick test and wait until it's a light golden brown on the outside. 2. The part that's easiest to mess up is the filling. Make sure the whipped cream is as "firm" as possible before adding it to the pudding mixture. (It's best to keep the beaters and bowl in the freezer until ready to use). And make sure that the cake is totally cooled before you add the filling or you'll probably be dealing with a mess. 3. I'd go with more chocolate than the 1.5 oz bar they suggest. It wasn't nearly enough to drizzle over the cake. 4. It may feel like a lot of amaretto when you're making it but the taste is definitely not overpowering when it's done. I'd recommend using the full amount. Enjoy - it's fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2009
not the BEST cake in the world but it's good. i found that the coffee creamer made it taste a little artificial. i wouldn't make it again but am glad i tried it out. it looks nice when finished and turned out very moist just the actual flavor of the cake and frosting wasn't completely right. sidenote: went to two stores to find amaretto creamer and couldn't so i used french almond flavor creamer. Read More
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96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2005
I'll echo what others have said in saying that this cake is amazing. And despite being pretty easy to make it looks like it was prepared at a bakery. Just a few tips: 1. I definitely think the cake needs longer to cook than the 15 minutes they suggest. I would say closer to 30. Use the toothpick test and wait until it's a light golden brown on the outside. 2. The part that's easiest to mess up is the filling. Make sure the whipped cream is as "firm" as possible before adding it to the pudding mixture. (It's best to keep the beaters and bowl in the freezer until ready to use). And make sure that the cake is totally cooled before you add the filling or you'll probably be dealing with a mess. 3. I'd go with more chocolate than the 1.5 oz bar they suggest. It wasn't nearly enough to drizzle over the cake. 4. It may feel like a lot of amaretto when you're making it but the taste is definitely not overpowering when it's done. I'd recommend using the full amount. Enjoy - it's fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
What a delightful cake...I used the basic measurements and turned it into a Death by Chocolate Cake...my co-workers are great chocolate fans...I used a chocolate cake...Kulaha...hazlenut creamer and chocolate pudding...I left the candy bars the same in the filling but went whith just hazlenuts on top...what a hit...I know I could of used cool whip but I wanted to give the real whipped cream a try...wonderfully rich and ohhh sooo goooddd....I will recommend this to all my friends...and this site is just great... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2006
I kind of freaked out at first because at 15 minutes at 325 degrees the layers were all still very liquidy and a clean toothpick inserted into the center was not coming out clean. However I continued baking and checking them at 5 minute intervals they looked much better after an additional 15 minutes and everything else went smoothly. So i just reccomend upping the baking time to 30 minutes. Also I beleive that you are supposed to use the liquid creamer thats what I used because an entire cup of powdered creamer just seemed like too much to me. Maybe I'm wrong but it all worked out in the end!:-) Happy Baking! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2003
I made this cake twice yesterday. The first time I made it I followed directions using layer pans. I used non-stick pans and sprayed them. Cooked according to directions. Could not get them out of the pans because they were so moist. Made it again in a 9 X 13 pan and used shortening and flour. Turned out great but it still stuck to the pan a little. Next time I make it I'll put wax paper in the bottom of the pans and see if that helps. The cake is absolutely "divine" and I will be making this a lot. Co-workers loved it and it has now become my husbands favorite cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2005
This cake was easy to make and sooo delicious. For me it works best as a trifle and looks lovely as such. I took it to work for a coworker of mine and it was gone before the end of the day. Everyone that tasted it raved about how good it was and I handed the recipe out to at least two people. One thing though about the recipe: when you mix the pudding mix with the creamer and amaretto it doesn't thicken as pudding would with milk but that's okay(at first I thought I goofed). Also if you're not good at whipping cream ( and I'm not) Cool Whip works just as well but I'd try the extra creamy versions. All in all this cake recipe ROCKS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
This cake was heavenly and looked like a bakery bought cake! I made the cakes as stated in the recipe (w/liquid creamer). When I went to make the filling I realized I had no vanilla pudding so I used chocolate. As the birthday "girl" and her husband do not drink I did not use Amaretto in the filling. I also am not a big fan of heavy cream so i substituted fat free Cool Whip. The modifications were awesome! I used the filling solely as filling between the layers. I then frosted the cake w/Duncan Hines vanilla frosting (no choc drizzle). Awesome cake w/minimal effort above and beyond baking a plain box cake. Thanks! Ooops forgot I baked at least 30 minutes (toothpick test). UPDATE: VERY important to line pans w/parchment if you'd like them to come out in tact.....if you forget (as I did on my second try) this will create a wonderful tasting trifle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
I'd have to say this might have been the best cake that I've made from here yet! I had to use 9-inch layer pans as that is all I had and I cooked the cake approximately 20 minutes. Also made extra whipped cream to fold into the filling to allow for frosting the sides. Used dark chocolate melted on top. Everyone raved!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
I made this cake and it is just wonderful. I added a little less liquor then the recipe and everyone loved it! I'll be making it again soon. Thank you for sharing this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2004
I was given this recipe by a friend and it is truly a great cake recipe!! Be sure and use the wax paper to make it easier to remove cake from pan this was a really good tip I got from a previous reviewer and it does make it alot easier as does making sure the whipping cream is whipped to stiff peaks. I have made this recipe several times since Jan. and it is an impressive dessert enjoyed by all. I highly recommend trying it and all who have tasted this request the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2009
not the BEST cake in the world but it's good. i found that the coffee creamer made it taste a little artificial. i wouldn't make it again but am glad i tried it out. it looks nice when finished and turned out very moist just the actual flavor of the cake and frosting wasn't completely right. sidenote: went to two stores to find amaretto creamer and couldn't so i used french almond flavor creamer. Read More
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