Italian Sour Cream Saronno Cake

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Vita Viviano D'Artega. Authors note: Many voyagers who visited Italy became interested in this delicious cake. Perhaps the company that produces the popular Amaretto di Saronno liqueur also introduced the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, beat 2 egg whites until foam.
  2. Gradually add brown sugar.
  3. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  4. Fold in coconut and ground nuts.
  5. Spread meringue on bottom and up sides of generously greased 10-inch tube pan to within 1 inch of the top of the pan.
  6. In large bowl, blend cake mix, sour cream, Amaretto, water, whole eggs, and remaining 2 egg yolks at low speed until moistened.
  7. Beat 2 min.
  8. at high speed.
  9. Pour batter evenly on top of meringue in pan.
  10. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes until done (use toothpick test). Cool upright in pan for 10 minutes.
  11. Loosen sides and invest into serving p late. Cool completely.
  12. Spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. ground nuts and garnish with cherries.
  14. In a small bowl, blend all ingredients until smooth.


Most Helpful

Excellent cake! But pay attention to the ingredient list. My husband read the ingredient as pudding and we baked it first time out with pudding. The cake flopped. Second time, we baked with a yellow cake mix with pudding included, and the cake turned out fabulous!!

Sally July 09, 2001

No cake mix listed in ingredients.

Nana Lee May 26, 2008

Was going to post same recipe. Mine calls for butter cake mix with pudding included. Maraschino cherries are for garnish only. Thank you for posting this recipe, Cheryl.

BecR February 14, 2005

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