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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


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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 316 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • azriel13
    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?

  • confetti12
    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.

  • dml90
    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!

  • RavenC09
    Dec 12, 2011

    No comment left

  • Ddcajun
    Jun 27, 2011

    Excellent and not too sweet! My family loved it!

  • madisonb
    Mar 28, 2011


  • connie00
    May 10, 2010

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  • dakvetch
    Mar 23, 2008

    it stands for pre-heat your oven to that temp before baking

  • MLDE
    Mar 6, 2008

    what does the p stand for following the temperature?