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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes Recipe

Amaretto Dream Cupcakes Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.