Amaretto - Apricot Creme Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

18 1/4 ounce yellow cake mix Box
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
1/4 cup vegetable oil
16 ounces apricot halves, drained
1/2 Cup amaretto liqueur
16 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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. Pour into 2 round 9 inch pans. 3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool completely. When cool, slice each layer in half horizontally, making 4 layers. 4. Make apricot filling by combining drained apricots and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons amaretto in a blender. Process until smooth. Place bottom layer of cake on serving dish. Spread 1/3 of apricot filling on cake layer, then repeat with other layers. Frost with Amaretto Cheese Frosting. 5. To make Amaretto Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 tablespoons amaretto until soft. Add confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Frost top and sides of cake. Makes 2 layer 9 inch cake


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