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Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 350°F 55 mins Cool 10 mins
Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  sliced almonds
  • 1  tablespoon  ground cinnamon
  • 3  tablespoons  almond paste
  • 1  package  2-layer-size white cake mix
  • 1  4-serving-size package  white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 8  ounce carton  light dairy sour cream
  • 4  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2  cup  cooking oil
  • 1/2  cup  amaretto or 1/2 cup water plus 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1  recipe  Glaze
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 10-inch (12-cup) fluted tube pan. In food processor combine almonds and cinnamon. Cover; process until nuts are finely chopped. Coat bottom and sides of pan with half the mixture. Add almond paste to remaining mixture in processor. Process until combined.

2. In large mixing bowl combine cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, eggs, 1/2 cup water, oil, and amaretto. Beat with mixer on low speed to combine. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Spoon half the batter into pan. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon-almond paste mixture over batter. Spoon remaining batter on cinnamon mixture.

3. Bake about 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Place on rack over waxed paper. Using wooden skewer, poke several holes in cake. Prepare Glaze. Makes 12 to 16 servings

Glaze
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  water
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
Directions

1. In small saucepan combine water, sugar, and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 456,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 82,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 8,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 31,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 458,
  • Potassium (mg) 161,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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