Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filling

 

  Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filling

 

 

Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filing

 

This time of year, nothing seems to say “I love you” like red velvet.  The color is bold and romantic.  Because I love YOU, I made these little red velvet cups.  They were extraordinarily easy, since I started with a cake mix.  I know everyone is still watching their waistlines,  so I baked them in little muffin tins.    You can have one little cup and not feel like you are sabotaging your diet!  See how much I love you?

The filling will make you swoon!   Smooth white chocolate is melted and then mixed with luscious buttercream.  Each little bite has just a hint of almond from the amaretto liqueur.  Yep, this is just love in a cup.  Who needs fancy chocolates when you can have this?

You might enjoy these too:

Red Velvet Brownie Cookies

 Red Velvet Brownie Cookies

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

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Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 box 18.25oz Red Velvet Cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
  • 2 4oz white chocolate baking bars
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ Amaretto liqueur

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray two mini muffin tins with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. For the cups:
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Scoop batter and roll into balls. Place in each muffin tin cavity. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand for one minute. Using small spoon, carefully make indentation into each cup. Let cool completely. Remove to a cooling rack.
  4. For the frosting:
  5. Melt white chocolate and cream in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to melt in 30 second intervals until completely smooth. Let cool to room temperature. In a mixer, beat butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar until creamy. Carefully add remaining powdered sugar, alternately with liqueur on low speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in white chocolate mixture until smooth and creamy. Add heavy cream as necessary to achieve piping consistency. Pipe frosting into each cooled cake cup.
  6. Makes 48 cups
http://www.lemonsforlulu.com/2013/02/05/red-velvet-cups-with-white-chocolate-amaretto-filling/

Frosting adapted from My Recipes

I’ll be linking this recipe to these fabulous sites as well as to: Jam Hands, The DIY Dreamer and

32 Responses

  1. Love the added amaretto in these – simple, yet delicious!

    • I love amaretto, I loved the taste of it in this filling!

  2. Tanya – these cupcakes are amazing!
    I looooooooove the filling – sounds unique and delicious, especially when I love white chocolate so much

    • No nothing better! Except maybe these not ending up on my hips!!!

  3. I was thinking how I’d really like an amaretto sour the other day…maybe I’ll get a mini bottle. In watching the budget.

    • Yum! Amaretto sours!!! Make one then use the rest of a mini bottle in these!

  4. These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Tanya, though I take exception to their reduced size. I guess I just view things differently. If I make 48 little ones, it will not sound good to say that I made them and ate, say, 4 of them. If, however, I made 12 really big ones, I could say I ate one and people would applaud my self-control. ;)

    • Hahahaha! Throw self control out the window and just eat! We only live once!

  5. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day and are so cute!

    • Thanks Liz! I love cute, bite-sized food!

  6. looks tasty

  7. YUM!! I’m a sucker for anything Red Velvet :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    My husband would love this! Thank you for sharing at last week’s week’s All My Bloggy Friends :)

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  12. Red velvet & amaretto? I am SO IN!!! These cute little cups look and sound delicious, Tanya!

    • Thank you Cathy! It’s hard to pass up Amaretto!

  13. Those are so cute!

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