Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Amaretto Pound Cake

Yesterday was one of those mondays where, by the end of the day, you feel like you've worked a whole week already. I probably should have just relaxed when I finally got home from work but instead I started a mountain of laundry, organized a bunch of crap and then decided it was time to start this week's TWD recipe. With the AC and the oven competing, I decided to halve the recipe and make it in this extra long loaf pan I have so as to reduce oven time. This pan is probably meant for something special but it looked fun at Ikea so I bought it and now use it maybe once a year for whatever. I subbed amaretto for the rum in the recipe. I like rum but I like amaretto even better. Last night the cake was okay- just had a small bite before bed. This morning, once properly cooled, the cake had a much richer taste. Very nice indeed. Wendy of Pinkstripes picked this recipe, find the recipe and some much nicer pictures here.

17 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Honey, honey, honey...don't you know that you should never....EVER start a mountain of laundry after you have worked your butt off all day.

You deserve another slice of cake.

It looks wonderful.

Romaine said...

I like amaretto better than rum too. Think I will try that next time.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Amaretto sounds like a great sub for the rum - I'll have to try that one!

Eliana said...

Hmmmmm - I love amaretto so now I must try this recipe with it instead of rum. Thanks for the idea :)

Madam Chow said...

Mmmm. Amaretto.

I hear you on the laundry.

I suspect the pan may be for a Pullman loaf.

Jennifer said...

We all have those types of pans-mine happens to be that mini Nordicware bundt pan. I use it about 1-2 times a year. I like the length of that loaf. Amaretto sounds nice!

Sorry that you had to do laundry after working and after the long drive you must have every day.

mike said...

Amaretto... that's next on my list. Grand Marnier wasn't too bad either! Mine was in the oven on an 83 degree day. Could have been worse - but I agree - the cake was much better the following day! Love the long loaf pan as well!

Tia said...

lol i thin ive seen the same loaf pan @ ikea too- i had to refrain from buying it :)

TeaLady said...

What a great pan size. Pefect for when you need lots of slices and don't want to carry a lot of cake. LOVE Ikea. Too far away.

Amaretto would be amazing in this cake.

jillbert said...

Amaretto sounds great. I have a goofy Ikea pan that I haven't used yet. I need to remember that for the next cake!

pinkstripes said...

Amaretto sounds amazing! Your cake looks gorgeous. Thanks for baking along with me.

Leslie said...

What a fun loaf pan! With summer here, I think twice about turning on the oven, so baking in a nice slim pan like this makes a lot of sense.

margot said...

That looks like a fun pan and amaretto sounds delicious. Sorry you had such a long Monday, at least the next one is a holiday!

Charli said...

I bet the amaretto version was great. Laundry might be my least favorite chore--you need a cake after that!

Charli said...

I bet the amaretto version was great. Laundry might be my least favorite chore--you need a cake after that!

Susan said...

Amaretto sounds great! I used hazelnut syrup instead of rum.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

amaretto would certainly be tasty in this!! hope you've had a chance to relax!