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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

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

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

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • 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.
  • 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.