David Bondarchuck from Scratch Catering Services shows us how to make Amaretto-Cherry Cupcakes.
What you Need
Cake mix or Scratch-made Cake Batter, Substitute Vanilla Extract with Amaretto Liqueur
Amaretto Simple Syrup (Recipe Below)
Cherry Preserves (Recipe Below)
Cherry Buttercream (Recipe Below)
Amaretto Simple Syrup
In a small sauce pan combine 1/2 Cup Sugar and 1/2 Cup Water, bring to a boil, once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat add in 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur. Allow to cool.
start with 1 pound of bing cherries, and using a pairing knife halve the cherries to remove the pits and add to a medium sized sauce pan. Add one cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and cook over medium low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture slightly thickens. Removed from heat and refrigerate overnight.
to an electric mixer add 3 sticks of unsalted butter, and 6 cups of powdered sugar, mix on low to combine. (Add 1 tablespoon of Whole milk or 1/2 and 1/2 if frosting is too thick) Add 1 cup of cherry preserves and beat into the buttercream. spread or pipe the frosting onto cakes.