Amaretto Dream Cupcakes Recipe
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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes Recipe

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Treat yourself to these indulgent little cupcakes laced with the irresistible flavor of Amaretto and slivered almonds. —Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and Amaretto, beating well after each addition. Stir in almonds.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffins cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Amaretto Dream Cupcakes in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p21

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"I haven't made this recipe yet. Just got the magazine as a gift. However, what tip is used to decorate this cupcake in the photo?"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"The texture was amazing for a from scratch recipe. Does not have a strong Amaretto flavor to me. I would probably decrease the buttermilk and increase the Amaretto next time."

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"These would be pretty darn good if i had been wanting to make a breakfast muffin! the texture, look, and taste are all very muffin-y after finishing the recipe and trying it. My mother agreed. Amaretto muffins...pretty good but I'm disappointed because I had been dying to make amaretto cupcakes for ages!"

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Excellent and not too sweet! My family loved it!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011


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