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These Valentine’s Day cupcakes contain both melted white chocolate and white chocolate chips for a double punch of white chocolate.  The amaretto adds a sultry almond flavor – enough to enjoy, but not strong enough to leave you with a lingering taste of alcohol.  Make these cupcakes extra cute by topping them with a piece of white chocolate or leave them simple and unadulterated; either way, be sure to share them with someone you love.

Although you can make these white chocolate amaretto cupcakes using store-bought white chocolate, it would be extra fun to make them using homemade white chocolate (it only takes five minutes to make!).

White Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes
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White Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes

Servings 16 cupcakes


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 7 ounces white chocolate chips divided
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Amaretto Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto


Cupcake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together sugar and butter until fully combined.
  3. Melt three ounces of the white chocolate chips in a double boiler or the microwave.
  4. Mix melted white chocolate into the sugar/butter mixture.
  5. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  6. Mix in milk, vegetable oil, and amaretto until fully combined.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions, mixing until just combined.
  9. Fold in remaining four ounces of white chocolate chips.
  10. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  11. Bake for twenty minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Amaretto Whipped Cream Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whip heavy whipped cream until thick enough to hold its shape.
  2. Mix in sugar until just combined.
  3. Mix in amaretto.
  4. Pipe on cooled cupcakes.
  5. Optionally top with a piece of white chocolate.
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16 comments on “White Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes”

  1. Sara says:

    Lovely…these look amazing! I love white chocolate. :)

  2. Echo S. says:

    I love the cupcake project. This is why. Mmm.

  3. Kathi says:

    Beautiful! I just discovered my love for cupcakes recently – I definately need to try making those…..and all the other cupcakes on your page! Love your Blog!
    Greetings from France/Germany!

  4. These sounds amazing. I love amaretto and white chocolate.

  5. mom929 says:

    Oh I so want to make these for Valentine’s Day. Two of my favorite flavors. But I’d have to be my own Valentine for these. Hubby and teen son are dark, dark, dark chocolate lovers – the darker the better. My younger guy only likes milk chocolate. I guess I’ll save these for my own special holiday. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Lianna says:

    Help! I followed your directions exactly, and the cupcakes sank in the middle. They still tasted yummy, but look awful. Any helpful hints?

  7. Nellie says:

    Hi, I was thinking about making these for a cupcake sale… just wondering how long the whipped cream will keep? If they will be sitting (refrigerated) for a day or two would it be better to pair the cakes with a buttercream instead?

  8. evew says:

    made the cupcakes TWICE!!!! and on both occasions they sank in the middle. would love to make them as I believe they would taste great – BUT – how do I stop them from sinking in the middle?


  9. Yrina says:

    I really want to try these cupcakes, but it is no longer found at the Paula Deen website :( would you still happen to have the recipe?

  10. Melissa says:

    Should have read the previous comments. Mine sank in the middle as well and were for my mother’s surprise 65th birthday party.

  11. kim stroud says:

    tasted wonderful but all my chocolate chips sank to the bottom

  12. Kathleen says:

    This is a must for me to try! My son is deployed and the cupcakes in the jar is brilliant!!! Will be trying these recipes and some if his favorite banana bread! This made my day. Thank you.

  13. Wina Sonsalla says:

    Epic fail, cupcakes didn’t bake like they should have. Too brown before they were cooked through.

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