Amaretto Cream Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can apricot halves, drained
  • 2/3 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 round 9-inch pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, 1/4 cup amaretto and oil. Beat for 4 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Pour into 2 round 9-inch pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. When cool, slice each layer in half horizontally, making 4 layers.
  7. Make apricot filling by combining drained apricots and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons amaretto in a blender. Process until smooth.
  8. Place bottom layer of cake on serving dish.
  9. Spread 1/3 of apricot filling on cake layer, then repeat with other layers.
  10. Frost with Amaretto Cheese Frosting.
  11. To make Amaretto Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons amaretto until soft.
  12. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth.
  13. Frost top and sides of cake.

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