I have a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur. Can I substitute Torani amaretto syrup and should I use the same amount - 1/2 cup?

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no not at all. alcohol in recipes is generally there because certain flavor compounds are only soluble in alcohol. adding a half cup of syrup will make your recipe come out much much sweeter than it should. A better substitution would be probably around a teaspoon of almond extract and some neutral liquor like vodka. It would also be helpful if you include what recipe you are using or what you are attempting to make.

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    It is a cake loaf recipe. I would prefer not to use any liqueur in it...could I do some combination of the syrup and water?
    – user50079
    Aug 26, 2016 at 17:50
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    I would hesitate about using syrup unless you remove some of the sugar in the recipe. If you're concerned about using alcohol you can use some almond extract and water
    – Sdarb
    Aug 26, 2016 at 18:08

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