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Almond Amaretto Cupcakes with Amaretto Whipped Cream

Take a gooey butter cake, cross it with a biscotti, top it with boozy whipped cream, and you’ve got these almond Amaretto cupcakes.  Don’t expect these almond Amaretto cupcakes to be innocent cupcakes of yesteryear, airy with light crumbs.  These cupcakes are sticky and down and dirty.  You’ll be licking your fingers and begging for more.

Almond Amaretto Cupcake Recipe

I got the almond amaretto cupcake recipe by converting a flourless almond cake recipe from Mish Delish to cupcakes.  I slightly adjusted the quantities and converted the recipe from metric to U.S. measurements.
I should also point out that this cupcake is gluten-free!

Almond Amaretto Cupcakes with Amaretto Whipped Cream

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Almond Amaretto Cupcakes with Amaretto Whipped Cream

Ingredients

    Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 2 C almond meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 C caster sugar (I used C&H Baker's Sugar, which can be found more easily in U.S. grocery stores. It's a very fine granulated sugar.)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • Amaretto Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp powered sugar
  • 5 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • sliced almonds (optional)

Instructions

    Cupcake Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan (or the microwave) and set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the almond meal, salt, and sugar until well combined.
  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, and Amaretto until combined.
  4. Add the cooled melted butter to the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  6. Divide mixture evenly between 12 cupcake liners.
  7. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned and bounce back when lightly touched.
  8. Amaretto Whipped Cream Instructions
  9. Whip heavy whipping cream until it looks like whipped cream.
  10. Mix in powdered sugar and Amaretto until just combined.
  11. Pipe or spread on cooled cupcakes.
  12. Optionally, top cupcakes with almond slices.

Notes

This recipe is gluten free!

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/04/almond-amaretto-cupcakes-with-amaretto.html

 

Inspiration Credit

I don’t want to make anyone sad, so I had to help Kelly out after she posted the above message on my Facebook wall expressing her disapointment at not finding an Amaretto cupcake recipe on Cupcake Project.  Hope you like them, Kelly!

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25 Responses to Almond Amaretto Cupcakes with Amaretto Whipped Cream

  1. Beth April 29, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    These look amazing! I love anything almond flavored. we willd efintely be having these at my house soon.

  2. Jen April 29, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    nom nom nom

  3. Erin April 29, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    Oh how I love Amaretto and that you made it into a cupcake!

  4. Laura @ FoodSnobSTL April 29, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    These look devine. Hope to be able to make them soon!

  5. Ms. Hobby April 29, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Over the last couple months I’ve been trying to learn how to bake for my gluten free sister. I’d just like to point out that gluten “hides” in a lot of ingredients, like store bought almond meal and vanilla extract. Anyone who is baking something for someone on a gluten free diet should check all ingredients first.

  6. Anonymous April 29, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try them out for myself!!

  7. Annie April 29, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    yes! i have been really into amaretto lately! this couldn’t have come at a better time. can’t wait to try these out. :)

  8. Rebecca April 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I made these tonight and they were so yum!!! Defeinitely messy but so good!

  9. Anonymous April 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    ever thought of using crepes as cupcake wrappers?

  10. Cupcake Around the Corner April 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    These look absolutely fantastic!!! I can’t wait to go home and try making these. I have my own cupcake blog and I’m looking for some way creative ideas to put on it!!!

    Cheers!

  11. eatthecookie May 1, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    anyone consider making these eggless with a “flax-egg”?
    these look beautiful!

  12. Natalie December 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Ask and ye shall receive, huh?

    How about creme de cassis or kir royale cupcakes?

  13. corporate catering March 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    I love Cupcake and almonds too. The combination of the 2 ingredients is perfect. I’d love to make my own Almond Amaretto Cupcake. Thanks for providing the recipe. I can now bake my own version of this cupcake.

  14. Anonymous June 3, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    how long will these keep in the fridge for?

    • Stef June 6, 2012 at 9:47 am #

      They’re best if eaten within 3 days.

  15. Janaana October 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Fantastic recipe! Mine weren’t nearly as neat looking but tasted so good that they didn’t last long enough to offend the eye!

  16. Tina Spencer December 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I LOVE these cupcakes and make them all the time. But, I have a question: how do you get the cupcake to NOT stick to the cupcake liners? About every other time, the cupcakes stick. Don’t know what I am doing or if it is an atmospheric problem. I live in the SF bay area and it’s often foggy (yes, let’s blame it on that…)

    I typically bake these a little longer than suggested and maybe that’s the reason.

    I have been pairing these with a brown sugar buttercream that I make with salted butter, lending a “salted caramel” flavor. I add a bit of amaretto at the end for a nice boozy note. People seem to like that combo the best (and I’ve tried a number of swiss meringue and Italian buttercream recipes to make sure).

    Any info would be helpful

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