Amaretto Bundt® Cake with Bourbon Soak


The longer this amaretto Bundt® cake sits, the better it tastes. The nutty taste of the amaretto and the rich smoky bourbon makes this a perfect fall dessert. Also, keep in mind that this cake contains alcohol and is for adults only. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup amaretto liqueur

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ¼ cup bourbon


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla bean paste and almond extract and mix in.

  3. Whisk the sifted cake flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to the bowl with the butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with amaretto and sour cream.

  4. Sprinkle sliced almonds into the bottom of the prepared tube pan. Pour batter on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes; turn it out onto a wire rack to cool another 15 minutes.

  6. Use a toothpick or the tines of a fork to poke holes around the top of the cake and spoon bourbon over the cake. Cool another 15 minutes and transfer cake to a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

582 Calories
24g Fat
77g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 582
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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