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Amaretto Parfait

Amaretto Parfait

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword amaretto, cake, chocolate, dessert, holiday, new year, parfait, whipped cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 Servings


Amaretto Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream cold
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

For serving:

  • 8 ounces vanilla pound cake ~1/2 loaf
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
  • Sprinkles or dark chocolate curls for garnish


To make the Amaretto whipped cream:

  • In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream using a hand or stand mixer until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Add the amaretto and almond extract and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To make the chocolate ganache:

  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add the chocolate. Allow to sit for about 30 seconds before stirring to combine. Continue to stir until smooth. If not using right away, refrigerate in an airtight container and reheat right before using.

To assemble:

  • Slice the vanilla pound cake into small cubes. Add about 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream to the bottom of 4-6 individual serving glasses. Top each with 1/4 cup of the pound cake. Drizzle about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the amaretto over the pound cake. Top with 2-3 tablespoons of the chocolate ganache. Repeat the layers until you get to the top of the glasses, ending with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate or sprinkles and serve immediately.