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Amaretto Dream Cupcakes with
Amaretto Butter Frosting



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Amaretto Butter Frosting

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine; melted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Amaretto


  1. Cupcakes: In a medium bowl; sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Alternately add 1/3 of flour and all of the buttermilk, then 1/3 of flour and the Amaretto, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add remaining flour; mix until smooth. Stir in almonds.
  6. Line regular or mini muffin cups with baking papers. Fill each 2/3 full.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until muffins test done.
  8. Cool In pans for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  10. Amaretto Butter Frosting: In a small mixing bowl, beat confectioners' sugar and butter. Add whipping cream and Amaretto; beat until smooth. Add remaining cream and Amaretto if needed to achieve spreading consistency.

Yield: 24 regular or 48 mini cupcakes.

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