Amaretto Stone Sour Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
Amaretto Stone Sour Cupcakes - My Sweet Sanity

Sometimes you just have one of those days. You didn’t get enough sleep, you have an extra whiny preschooler to deal with and your husband has royally annoyed you and you think is it to early for a drink at like 11:00 a.m. Yes, it probably is to early for a drink particularly since you have to pick up other kids from school in a few hours but hey, it’s always happy hour somewhere in the world, right? So that’s when you get creative and booze up some cupcakes and end up with some amaretto stone sour cupcakes to nosh on.

I know, really? Amaretto stone sour cupcakes? Yes, I know there are all kinds of boozy combinations that I could have opted for but I am a total wuss of a drinker. I can’t stand beer, my wine has to be fruity and I like froo-froo, girly drinks that have more juice than alcohol. I’m a total mimosa, strawberry daiquiri, amaretto stone sour kind of girl and I just happened to have all the things to make an amaretto stone sour and a box of yellow cake mix begging to be doctored into something magical.

On the upside of the day though, my oldest son came home from college and got to be my taste tester on these and made the little ones and us deliriously happy to see him. So everyone was happy and in a good mood by late afternoon and eating yummy cupcakes.

Amaretto Stone Sour Cupcakes - My Sweet Sanity

 

Amaretto Stone Sour Cupcakes
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7233 calories
941 g
1321 g
357 g
46 g
192 g
1747 g
4256 g
516 g
11 g
141 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1747g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7233
Calories from Fat 3144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 357g
550%
Saturated Fat 192g
961%
Trans Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 37g
Monounsaturated Fat 104g
Cholesterol 1321mg
440%
Sodium 4256mg
177%
Total Carbohydrates 941g
314%
Dietary Fiber 8g
30%
Sugars 516g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A
208%
Vitamin C
74%
Calcium
90%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Cupcakes
  1. 1 box of yellow cake mix
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1/2 c. butter, melted
  4. 1/2 c. orange juice
  5. 1/4 c. amaretto
  6. 1/4 c. sweet and sour mix
Frosting
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 1 tsp. orange zest, grated
  3. 4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  4. 1 tbsp. sweet and sour mix
  5. 2 tbsp. amaretto
  6. 1/2 - 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, melted butter, orange juice, amaretto and sweet and sour mix on low speed for about 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and then mix on medium speed for a couple of minutes until fluffy.
  3. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.
Frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and orange zest on medium-high speed. Add the powdered sugar in two batches mixing on low until incorporated each time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the amaretto and sweet and sour mix. Stir in the heavy whipping cream a 1/2 tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached. Beat on medium-high for 3-4 minutes until creamy and fluffy.
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calories
7233
fat
357g
protein
46g
carbs
941g
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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26 Responses to “Amaretto Stone Sour Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    Holy smokes that looks good! I’m getting a sugar high from this photo 🙂
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    • 1.1
      Jen W. says:

      Thanks! You can’t really see it in the photo but the frosting has lovely bits of orange zest in it. It looks so pretty.

  2. 2
    kim Mayton says:

    Mmmm! I’m an ameretto stone sour girl as well!! We should go have one one night!

    • 2.1
      Jen W. says:

      Yes we should. You pick the place and time and I will be there. You know I am always excited to talk to people over the age of ten. 🙂

  3. 3
    jeanae says:

    Now, THIS would turn a morning frown upside down 🙂
    I am so jealous that you can create something so amazing, and capture the images so well.
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  4. 4
    Kira says:

    I love amaretto sour as a drink so I know I will love this too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5
    Jennifer H says:

    mmm I like amaretto! These look cute.
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  6. 6

    These look delicious!
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  7. 7

    Oh yum!!! I’ve never had an amaretto cupcake before. I love the orange zest in the frosting too!
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  8. 8

    You seriously crack me up, Jen! Those kind of days are quite lovely, aren’t they?!
    Loving this recipe…very creative!
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    • 8.1
      Jen W. says:

      Sometimes I think my husband and kids have secret meetings to plan these days. Usually they do not work that well together on anything so it must be planned. 🙂

  9. 9

    How can you go wrong with amaretto cupcakes….just saying:)
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  10. 10
    robyn says:

    Hello! Those look and sound SO yummy!
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  11. 11

    These look amazing and definitely unique!
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  13. 13

    Now this is a wild combo, but Amaretto Sours are a popular drink, so why not!
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  14. 14
    Mary OBrien says:

    Excellent combination of ingredients. Am loving the Amaretto idea. Thanks tons Jen
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  15. 15

    BRILLIANT! Next I want to see a strawberry daiquiri cupcake!

    • 15.1
      Jen W. says:

      LOL… that does sound good but honestly I don’t think those would make it to photographing unless it was photos of me eating them.

  16. 16
    Henrietta says:

    Ooh, this is my kind of cupcake, looks amazing!
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  17. 17

    This sounds amazing! This is one of my favorite drinks. I’ll have to give these a try.
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  18. 18

    Your frosting recipe is TO DO FOR! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  19. 19

    I love Amaretto and cupcakes. So, this is definitely a recipe I’m going to want to have for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. 20

    Now you’re speaking my language! These look scrumptious!
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    Mari corona says:

    Great share must try!!!

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