Brett and I aren't drinkers at all, but we do have a big bottle of Amaretto in the cabinet just for this cake. I also have to go to a different grocery store to get orange cake mix which is kind of hard to find. If you can't find it, you can just use yellow cake mix, but the orange really gives it extra oomph.
I have a beautiful chrysanthemum bundt pan that I make this in. Thank goodness for "Pam for Baking!" The pan is difficult to clean but I think the pros far outweigh the cons. One little petal broke off, but I kind of just stuck it back on there.
Brett and I ate the super moist cake, telepathically wished Nona a happy birthday, and watched the Olympics. What a great night!
1 box of yellow or orange cake mix
3.5 oz package of vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup amaretto
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix everything together, pour into a bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from the pan and while the cake is still warm, put another 1/2 cup of amaretto in a saucepan and light it with a match. When the alcohol burns out (the flame goes out), pour it over the cake.