Strawberry Amaretto Cake

  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 - 4-serving) package vanilla-flavored instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup puréed strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, quartered
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 - 1-pound) box powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract image placeholder

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.

Mix flour and baking powder together and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat sugar, pudding and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.

Combine milk and Amaretto and add alternately with the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Fold in 1 tsp vanilla and the puréed strawberries. Divide batter equally into three 9-inch round cake pans.

Bake for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

To Make Filling: Beat whipping cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp almond extract on high with electric mixer until stiff.

Fill each layer with 1/3 of the whipped cream and 3/4 cup sliced strawberries. Frost sides of cake with cream cheese frosting. Pipe an edge of frosting around cake top.

Spread remaining whipped cream on cake top. Top with quartered strawberries.

Frosting Preparation:

Beat cream cheese until smooth. In separate bowl, combine sugar and butter; mix well. Add to cream cheese. Stir in vanilla and beat until smooth.

Makes one - 9 inch 3 layer cake
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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