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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Treat yourself to these indulgent little cupcakes laced with the irresistible flavor of Amaretto and slivered almonds. —Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta
Amaretto Dream Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • AMARETTO BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons amaretto

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and amaretto, beating well after each addition. Stir in almonds.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 14-16 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar and butter. Add 3 tablespoons cream and 2 tablespoons Amaretto; beat until smooth. Add remaining cream and amaretto if needed to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 253 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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