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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!
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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond amaretto cupcakes, almond amaretto cupcke recipe, amaretto whipped cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 451

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

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan (or the microwave) and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the almond meal, salt, and sugar until well combined.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, and Amaretto until combined.
  • Add the cooled melted butter to the wet ingredients.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Divide mixture evenly between 12 cupcake liners.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned and bounce back when lightly touched.

Amaretto Whipped Cream Instructions

  • Whip heavy whipping cream until it looks like whipped cream.
  • Mix in powdered sugar and Amaretto until just combined.
  • Pipe or spread on cooled cupcakes.
  • Optionally, top cupcakes with almond slices.

Notes

This recipe is gluten free!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Almond Amaretto Cupcakes with Amaretto Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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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