Recipe for Amaretto Cake, Homemade


    Amaretto Cake

    2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    7 egg yolks
    1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    7 egg whites, stiffly beaten

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Stir to blend and add egg yolks, amaretto, water and oil. Beat until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into three 8-inch cake pans that have been greased and floured. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/2 cup amaretto
    1/2 cup orange marmalade

    Whisk cornstarch into amaretto until dissolved. Place over medium heat, adding the marmalade. Heat until mixture is thick. Cool and spread between layers of cake.

    2 egg whites
    2 tablespoons amaretto
    3 tablespoons water
    1 cup granulated sugar

    Beat egg whites until stiff in a small bowl. Boil amaretto, water and sugar until mixture reached 242 degrees F on a candy thermometer. With mixer running, drizzle the hot syrup into the egg whites. Continue beating until mixture holds stiff peaks. Spread over top and sides of cake.

    Makes 10 servings.