Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip - Pecan Cake w /Amaretto Glaze + Bayou Boogie

With all of the rain we've been having lately in Cajun country, I've been in the mood to bake. Here's another wonderful cake that is sinfully delicious and is so easy to make. The rich texture is complimented by the chocolate chips and pecans and the Amaretto glaze is just heavenly. Perfect for when you're having guests or when you're just in the mood for a decadent treat.
Totally worth the calories, cher! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip - Pecan Cake w/ Amaretto Glaze

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 small pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup light sour cream
3/4  cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

In large bowl, combine cake mix, instant pudding, almond extract, oil, water,  and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer, on medium speed.  Add sour cream and beat with spoon until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Amaretto Glaze

2  tbs.'s  butter
2 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tbs.'s milk
Dash of salt
1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur

Melt butter and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in salt and almond extract. Whisk in  powdered sugar, a little at a time, alternating with Amaretto liqueur and milk, until desired consistency is reached.

Sharing this cake at: 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday 

For my Amaretto Brownie recipe,  click here.

Bayou Boogie

We passed a good time at the Blue Moon Saloon,  last night, where Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express were rockin' the crowd.  Here's a little clip of the rowdy crowd, cutting the rug on The Back Porch.  Grab a cold one and crank it up for this one, cher,  and let the good times roll!

Hope ya'll have a great summer weekend, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


A Kitchen Witch said...

Mmm. Tonight we're going to a shrimp boil, so I think I know what I'm going to take...that cake looks outta this world!

Cloudia said...

David Doucet & Jimmy Breaux are playing here tonight!

When they get home, as them to play you some Hawaiian slack key-

Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral


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Eddie Bluelights said...

Crumbs! didn't expect another meal today! LOL You know I think I'll have to re-name you Edesia who is "Goddess" of Food, presiding over banquets. I think her best friend was Bibesia, the Goddess of Drink. LOL Hope you have/had an very enjoyable weekend and managed to find some sun after your recent wet weather. Oh! I know the song, "Shake, Rattle and Roll" very well. I thing a group called Bill Hayley and the Comets did it light years ago LOL
Cheers cher ~ Eddie

Linda Starr said...

Pecans and amaretto, nothing better.

Kim McCallie said...

This cake looks like the perfect treat for a rainy day! So comforting and cozy. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

melody-mae said...

YUM! I am visiting from the stalker hop. Making me hungry for sure, that cake looks amazing!

Miriam said...

Awesome cake!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

A Cajun Belle said...

That looks amazing! Saving this recipe!

Love Horace!

Drick said...

yep, so much rain and the humidity is unbearable here when the sun does come out... pudding in a cake makes for one moist slice after slice, love that glaze, man, that would be so good over bread pudding too

sussah said...

No matter what time of day it is, you never fail to make me hungry! and the sweets are really my favorites. thanks, sp

Rondi said...

Love chocolate! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Following you on GFC! :)

Pam said...

Bring on the calories! Yum, your cake looks awesome! Love that amaretto glaze! And love that rockin' music in the video too. Wish I was there!

mmbear said...

Wow, that cake looks so good! And I see a Bread Pudding also! You don't see to many people making bread pudding anymore and it is so good and easy to make! Came by thru the blog hop and following your blog thru GFC. I did not see FB or Twitter so if you have one and need me to follow,let me know. I would love a follow back on GFC when you get a chance. Thanks so very much and have a wonderful day!


Gypsy Heart said...

Outstanding! It's wayyy too hot to bake right now over here...and no rain. Wish I had a slice of this utter decadence!

Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely make it when it's cooler.


ReadyOrNot said...

I love love love zydeco dancing and music! Thanks for sharing!

Marguerite said...

KW- A shrimp boil, how wonderful! Thanks, hope you tried the cake! It's a good one!

Cloudia- How cool! Both are great and I have a clip of Jimmy on my blog. Hope you got to see them!

Eddie- More like the best friend, lately! LOL The weekend was a blast, but I'm having a hard time adjusting to reality this morning! LOL It's raining again! Great song, and you're right! :) Cheers!

Linda- Thanks, you got that right, cher! Totally yummy and I hope you try it!

Kim- Thanks, so glad you like it! You're welcome and thank you for hosting SIS. It's a great party and I really enjoy it!

Melody Mae- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for stopping by! I will be visiting you soon.

cajunlicious said...

This cake is to die for! LOVE it!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Yum yum yum! That looks and sounds so tasty! I have a whole pile of your recipes just waiting for us to get busy with them... Thanks!
Hope you are doing well.

Jamie said...

Mmmm! I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your cake and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

Echo said...

Mmmm that cake looks soooo yummy! Following you back :)

Hazel Schreiner said...


Love the sound of that cake, yum yum yum. Now I am really hungry! Time to find myself some lunch!

:) Hazel

kitchen flavours said...

That's a fantastic looking cake, Marguerite! I love bundt cakes! Have a nice day!

Allison said...

There is something so comforting and homey about a slice of bundt cake. Then the bayou boogie to burn it off.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh.My.Goodness!!! That sounds AH-Some!!! I'm coming to your house for dinner ;-)

Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!!

PS - send some of your rain my way please :-D

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ahh - mazing looking cake ! as usual. finally i am where its HOT in south wsst ontario.
and lovin it
~laura xx

Magic of Spice said...

Sorry about your rain :( But not that you got in and baked...Wow! This is one sinful looking cake :)
Hope you are having a great week and the rain lets up :)

Shammickite said...

I need to go shopping for Amaretto.... RIGHT NOW!

Megan said...

New follower. When you get the chance please follow me back..

Kelli said...

This looks delicious. I saw you on the I Love Blogging blog hop page. I had to follow you because I am from Lafayette. I have to support local bloggers. :0)

I hope you get a chance to check out my blog, Let's Start Saving Now.