Amaretti puff pastry quick cake

Wow! This one really was a winner. It was literally gone in 30 minutes!

A couple of slices each.. and I now need to bake another one.

It is super easy: one sheet of puff pastry filled with a mixture of amaretti, eggs, flour, butter and a dash of rum or of your favourite liquor. Sprinkle it with almond flakes for extra crunchiness and you will have a fabulous delicious cake made in heaven!!

A round sheet of puff pastry would be ideal but if you cannot find it just use a rectangular one and cut it out with a knife to fit your mold. I have not added much sugar because amaretti cookies are quite sugary already.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes
  • Yield : 6


  • puff pastry (round) sheet – 1
  • self raising flour – 130 g – 1 + 1/4 cup
  • butter – 120 g – 1/2 cup
  • eggs – 3
  • crushed amaretti cookies – 200 g – 2 cup
  • sugar – 50 g – 1/4 cup
  • rum or other liquor of your choice – 2 tbsp
  • almond flakes – 4 tbsp
  • powdered sugar – to sprinkle


In a pan melt the butter over a gentle heat and let it cool down.

Whip the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy, add the melted butter, the sifted flour, the liquor, the crushed amaretti biscuits and stir all the ingredients well together.

Line a round baking tray measuring approx 25 cm or 11 inch with a parchment paper. Lay the puff pastry sheet on the paper.

Pour the amaretti mixture on top of the pastry and level it well with a knife or with the back of a spoon. Wet the almond flakes with a little water and scatter them all over the top of the mixture.

Bake for about 50 minutes at 170C or 340F. When it is cold sprinkle it with a little icing sugar.


10 thoughts on “Amaretti puff pastry quick cake

  1. Alida you’ve done it again, bravissima. This is a heavenly tart and I’ve decided to make it for the Christmas season. I can also see this as a dessert to round off a special meal – maybe warm with a dollop of ice-cream/mascarpone/ cream/ custard on the side. Thanks for the tip recommending wetting the flaked almonds before baking 🙂


    1. Yes it will be lovely with some cream too,it will definitely make it more luxurious, good for special occasions.


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