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Miniature Amaretto Cakes

Makes 8 miniature cakes or 20 cupcakes

Courses: Dessert

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 198g / 7ozButter
4   Eggs
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozAll-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlBaking powder
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround nutmeg
1 1/2 cups 297g / 10ozSugar
1/2 cup 118mlWater
1 cup 237mlAmaretto
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlFinely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon 5mlVanilla
3 tablespoons 45mlBrown sugar
3 tablespoons 45mlLight corn syrup

Recipe Instructions

Generously grease and flour eight 4-inch fluted tube pans or twenty 21/2-inch muffin pans. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Stir together flour, baking powder, and nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on medium-high speed about 6 minutes or till mixture is very light and fluffy. - Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition, scraping bowl often. Stir in 1/3 cup of the Amaretto, the lemon peel, and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on medium-low speed just till combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake in a 325 oven 20 to 25 minutes for 4-inch pans, 22 minutes for muffin pans, or till a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly. Prick fluted top and sides of each cake or top and sides of each cupcake generously with tines of a fork.

For syrup, in saucepan combine remaining sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water. Cook and stir over medium heat till bubbly and sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in remaining Amaretto. Cool 5 minutes. - Dip top and sides of each cake or top and sides of each cupcake into syrup. Place on wire rack above a baking sheet. Spoon or brush remaining syrup over tops of cakes. Cool. Wrap cakes individually in plastic wrap; chill up to 3 weeks. (Or, transfer to a tightly covered container and chill up to 3 weeks.) - For giving, place the individually wrapped cakes in a tissue-paper-lined box. Or place on foil-covered cardboard and overwrap with cellophane.


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