Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake
- Author: Cindy Schumacher
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
- Total Time: 50-55 minutes
- Category: Bundt Cake, Almond, Amaretto
- Original Air Date: December 4, 2019
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup sour cream
2 tsp. almond extract
4 large eggs
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup milk
¼ cup amaretto
2 Tbsp. salted butter
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ tsp. almond extract
2 tsp. honey
¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted
Sliced almonds, optional
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a 10-14 cup bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the creaming time.
Add sour cream and almond extract and mix until well combined.
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined after each. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine the milk and amaretto in a small measuring cup.
Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined. Add the amaretto mixture and mix until well combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for about 38-42 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the icing, combine all the icing ingredients except for the powdered sugar in a small sauce pan. Heat on low until sugar is melted, then turn heat to medium to bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and immediately pour into a heat-proof glass bowl.
Whisk in the powdered sugar and allow to cool slightly and thicken. Add water if it needs thinning. Drizzle cake while icing is still a little warm. Top cake with sliced almonds if desired.