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.


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20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
45 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

582 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 76.7g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 142mg; sodium 99.1mg. Full Nutrition