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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond amaretto cupcakes, almond amaretto cupcke recipe, amaretto whipped cream
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Stef


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cup 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 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur

Amaretto Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • sliced almonds optional


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.


This recipe is gluten free!


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg