Amaretto Poke Cake isn't just for Amaretto lovers.  It's a moist cake that pairs great with coffee for breakfast or makes the most delicious dessert for all ages. It features a decadent Amaretto glaze that is poured over an amped up box caked mix.
Amaretto Poke Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This Amaretto Coffee Cake isn't just for Amaretto lovers.  It's a moist cake that pairs great with coffee for breakfast or makes the most delicious dessert for all ages. It features a decadent Amaretto glaze that is poured over an amped up box cake mix.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amaretto Cake, Amaretto Poke Cake, Homemade Amaretto Cake
Servings: 16
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1 16.5 oz. butter pecan cake mix
  • 1 1 oz. box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Glaze:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup Amaretto
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and almond extract on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into prepared pan; cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

  5. Immediately poke holes all over the cake.  

Glaze
  1. For glaze, add butter, Amaretto and sugar to a small saucepan.

  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until a rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes; remove from heat. Immediately pour over hot cake. 

  3. If needed, pour the excess glaze back into the saucepan and repeat until all the glaze has been absorbed.

  4. Note: By now the cook should have consumed another cup of Amaretto and should be licking up the spilt glaze!
Recipe Notes