Strawberry Amaretto Cake

Treat your guests to this wonderful strawberry amaretto cake topped with whipped cream – a delicious dessert.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
(1 lb. 2.25-oz.) pkg.yellow cake mix
1
cup water
1/3
cup oil
3
eggs

Topping

1/2
cup strawberry jelly
3
tablespoons amaretto
1
quart (4 cups) fresh strawberries, halved
1/2
cup strawberry jelly, melted
2
cups sweetened whipped cream or topping

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and lightly flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter evenly into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 While cake cools, in small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup jelly and amaretto. Heat over medium heat until jelly is melted. Poke holes in cake with long-tined fork. Spoon jelly mixture over warm cake, allowing it to soak into cake. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Arrange strawberries, cut side down, over top of cake. Spoon or brush 1/2 cup melted jelly over berries. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 5 To serve, cut into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Top each with dollop of whipped cream.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and lightly flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter evenly into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 While cake cools, in small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup jelly and amaretto. Heat over medium heat until jelly is melted. Poke holes in cake with long-tined fork. Spoon jelly mixture over warm cake, allowing it to soak into cake. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Arrange strawberries, cut side down, over top of cake. Spoon or brush 1/2 cup melted jelly over berries. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 5 To serve, cut into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Top each with dollop of whipped cream.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The cake for this recipe can be prepared ahead wrapped well and frozen. Add the strawberries and jelly just before serving, or up to 4 to 6 hours in advance. Refrigerate the strawberry-topped cake until serving time.

To melt jelly with amaretto, place in 1-cup microwave-safe container and microwave on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.