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Strawberry Amaretto Cake

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Strawberry Amaretto Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 20
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Treat your guests to this wonderful strawberry amaretto cake topped with whipped cream – a delicious dessert.
Updated Jan 27, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    To melt jelly with amaretto, place in 1-cup microwave-safe container and microwave on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds.

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
23g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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.
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