A very delicious and rich cake.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 layer 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 round 9 inch pans.

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  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, 1/4 cup amaretto and oil. Beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour into 2 round 9 inch pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool completely. When cool, slice each layer in half horizontally, making 4 layers.

  • Make apricot filling by combining drained apricots and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons amaretto in a blender. Process until smooth. Place bottom layer of cake on serving dish. Spread 1/3 of apricot filling on cake layer, then repeat with other layers. Frost with Amaretto Cheese Frosting.

  • To make Amaretto Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons amaretto until soft. Add confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Frost top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 48.5g 16% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 44.6mg 15% DV; sodium 219.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
I have been making this recipe for over four years and here are my suggestions and/or recipe changes: 1) Substitute three cans of Solo apricot filling for the apricots (will make layer filling much thicker and tastier) 2) For cake mix use Duncan Hines Butter Golden cake 3) Add two to three tablespoons of pure almond extract Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2003
This cake tasted pretty good but if I make it again I will make a change. The recipe states blending the amaretto and the apricots until smooth then spread filling on cake. Well my filling didn't spread.. it poured. It was like orange water. I wasn't sure about this but went ahead and finsihed recipe. The cake tasted good but for me and my guests...the filling had a little too much amaretto bite. I think next time I will use 2 cans of apricots and maybe 1/3 cup of amaretto in the filling. This isn't a cake that would appeal to little kids. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
I have been making this recipe for over four years and here are my suggestions and/or recipe changes: 1) Substitute three cans of Solo apricot filling for the apricots (will make layer filling much thicker and tastier) 2) For cake mix use Duncan Hines Butter Golden cake 3) Add two to three tablespoons of pure almond extract Enjoy! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
I made this cake for my sister's birthday and everyone loved it! I did make a few changes though. I used Chambord (raspberry liqueur) instead of Amaretto substituted canned raspberries for apricots added some raspberry fruit spread to the filling to give it a thicker consistency and topped the icing with some fresh raspberries. It was so delicious. Only thing I will do differently next time is cut the icing measurements in half- it made way too much icing for one cake! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2002
this cake is very delicious indeed. the only downside to this cake it that it is somewhat of a costly cake to make. but all in all it is very delicious. more of an adult type of cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2007
I made this cake for a friend that loves Amaretto and it was a "WOW" reaction. I took the advice of others and did not do this filling recipe. I could not find Solo apricot. So, I cut up 3 bags of dried apricots, soaked them in water for 20 minutes and cooked them until tender. I processed them with 3/4 c. of sugar and 2/3 c. of amaretto. It was great and enough for 3 layers. I also added 2 teas. of almond extract to the cake batter. My icing was too thin even with adding lots more sugar. Next time, I will use 12 oz. of cream cheese. I covered the cake with toasted, sliced almonds. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
This cake was delicious but after reading the reviews I changed some of the recipe. I doubled the apricots and used less Amaretto which wasn't necessary the extra apricots could handle the Amaretto. I would also put some frosting on the layers with the apricots or use less powdered sugar because it was alot of icing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
Wow yummy! I made the recipe exactly as directed and it was fantastic. I had worried the apricot filling would be too thin and soak into the cake but it didn't. Changes I'll make next time: This does make a lot of frosting I'll probably follow another reviewers suggestion and add a thin layer of frosting to the inner layers of cake. The cake was a little difficult to cut in half next time I'll freeze the layers before cutting them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2003
This cake tasted pretty good but if I make it again I will make a change. The recipe states blending the amaretto and the apricots until smooth then spread filling on cake. Well my filling didn't spread.. it poured. It was like orange water. I wasn't sure about this but went ahead and finsihed recipe. The cake tasted good but for me and my guests...the filling had a little too much amaretto bite. I think next time I will use 2 cans of apricots and maybe 1/3 cup of amaretto in the filling. This isn't a cake that would appeal to little kids. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
I thought the cake was too strong at first. Then I put the leftovers in the refrigerator and the next day the cake tasted great! Next time I'll refrigerate the cake overnight before serving. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2003
I'm sorry to say I found this recipe disappointing. It didn't have the rich Amaretto flavor I was hoping for. I DID however love the apricot/Amaretto puree and will use that again with a different cake. Read More
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