This is a little cake I like to do when we’re craving something with a little Amaretto flavor. As you often hear me say, it’s just kind of something I made up for one of the days.
First off you, you can use a mix, or your favorite from-scratch recipe. To be perfectly honest with you, I make it both ways, and it’s very good either way. For me, it just depends how much time I have that day.
I know the pictures are hard to read. On the left, is Amaretti Bite Size cookies, and on the right, is Chocolate is Godiva Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel. These are my favorite garnishes for this Chocolate-Amaretto Snack Cake. Use whatever garnishes you prefer, or none at all.
When I make a snack cake I like to keep it one layer. Then you have one to serve your family or friends, and one for work or wherever you want to bring it. Now, grab a fork – your Chocolate-Amaretto Snack Cake is served!
Chocolate-Amaretto Snack Cake
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips, any variety
International Delight Amaretto coffee creamer, use amount called for on back of cake mix – use in place of water
eggs, and oil called for on back of package
1 package (3.3 ounces) White Chocolate instant pudding
3/4 cup International Delight Amaretto coffee creamer
*I like to use French Vanilla Cool Whip in this recipe, use any flavor you like
1. Mix the cake according to the instructions on the back of the cake mix. Substitute the Amaretto creamer for any water called for. Add chocolate chips and gently stir with spatula. Spray two round 8-inch or two round 9-inch pans with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute batter betweem the two cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for recommended time on back of package. Let cake cool for a few minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
2. When cake is completely cool frost with frosting as desired. Garnish as desired, or not all.
MM TIP: I like to garnish this snack cake with a little grated chocolate and a few chopped Amaretti cookies. The grated chocolate depends on what I have on hand at the time. I love the texture & flavor the chopped Amaretti cookies add. You don’t have to use either one, it’s simply personal preference.
FOR THE FROSTING
Mix the White Chocolate pudding packet with 3/4 cup of the Amaretto creamer. If mixture is too thick, add more creamer, but be sure to add only 1 tablespoon at a time. Remember the creamer is thinner than regular milk. Whisk until it begins to thicken. Gently fold in container of Cool Whip.
Make frosting while cake is baking so that it can thicken a bit in the fridge.