Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl


This delicious cake recipe is the perfect dessert for company. The white chocolate pudding gives the cake added moisture and flavor.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoon 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

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup cooking oil

  • ½ cup amaretto or 1/2 cup water plus 1 tsp. almond extract

  • 1 recipe Glaze


  • cup water

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter


  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 top of cake. Prepare Glaze and spoon over cake.


  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 (per serving)

456 Calories
23g Fat
51g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 7g
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 161mg 3%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.