Day 184 – Almond Amaretto Gluten-free Cupcakes

31 Jan

The last day of January!  You know what that means?!  A cupcake with a little variety to it.  Today: Gluten-free!!  Yes.  I know.  Exciting.  And I’ll think you’ll like the results…Almond Amaretto Gluten-free Cupcakes (recipe below from Cupcake Project).


The cupcakes are extremely moist on the inside, but crunchy on the outside. Very sticky as well. Like, stick-to-your-teeth.  They have a lovely, light sweet-Amaretto flavor to them. Not complex. Just simple and easy.


The whipped cream got very soft and a little runny once I added the amaretto.  But it has a very tasty amaretto-cream flavor! Super yummy!


Though the cupcake itself might be slightly on the muffin side, this is a tasty cupcake. And, (especially) as far a gluten-free desserts go, really tasty!! It’s sweet and light. Good amaretto flavor. Not overly complicated or rich. Just simple and easy. A great brunch cupcake!

Note: I didn’t have any sliced almonds to garnish my cupcakes with so I used some chopped almonds. The sliced look beautiful though, so make sure to check out the original post to see that!!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18


Almond Amaretto Gluten-free Cupcakes (recipe from Cupcake Project)


  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 2 C almond meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 C caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Amaretto liqueur


  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp powered sugar
  • 5 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • sliced almonds (optional)

For directions visit Cupcake Project.

*Tomorrow: Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting*

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