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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

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
    2 dozen

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
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons amaretto

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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