Sunday, December 13, 2009

Recipe of the Week - Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes

Week 22

This recipe combines my two favorite flavors - chocolate & amaretto. These are also great holiday flavors.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes

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 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Amaretto (may alter to taste)
1/3 cup slivered almonds

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt - set aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Alternately add 1/3 of flour and all of the buttermilk, then 1/3 of flour and the amaretto, beating well after each addition. Add remaining flour and mix until smooth. Stir in almonds.

Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until cupcakes test done. Remove and cool completely before frosting. 

May I suggest a white chocolate buttercream frosting?? 


Anonymous said...

If this is a recipe for "chocolate" amaretto cupcakes...where's the chocolate in the recipe?

Lundy said...

Good call...You can't have chocolate amaretto cupcakes without the chocolate! I will post a correction.