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White Chocolate-Amaretto Frosting

Top your favorite cupcakes with this indulgent White Chocolate-Amaretto Frosting.

This recipe goes with Red Velvet Cupcakes, Crimson Tide Cupcakes

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:50 Minutes


  • 2 (4-oz.) white chocolate baking bars
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup almond liqueur


Break white chocolate baking bars into pieces. Melt white chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. (Do not overheat.) Let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add 5 cups powdered sugar alternately with almond liqueur, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Add white chocolate mixture; beat at medium speed until spreading consistency.


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