Amarula Cupcake Recipe… finally!

So guess what I did on Sunday? OK, I suppose from the title of the post it’s obvious… I made Amarula cupcakes! And they disappeared pretty quickly, so I think I will call them a success. It was so much fun baking them after doing nothing but cleaning for the whole of last week. Although the cleaning was great and therapeutic too, I’m not complaining. My kitchen is (well, was) spotless.

Anyway, without further ramblings, here is the recipe. Remember, you can double/triple/quadruple it if you need.


Amarula Cupcakes (makes 12)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 115g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Amarula
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Set aside a 12-cup cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  3. In a large-ish bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy and white.
  5. Add the eggs and mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients in two parts, with the milk and Amarula inbetween.
  7. Now you can spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. They should be about three-quarters full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Amarula Buttercream

  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup Amarula
  • additional milk


  1. Cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, add the icing sugar and Amarula.
  3. If the icing is not creamy enough, you can add some more milk until it is smooth and creamy.

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great Tuesday. x

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33 Responses to Amarula Cupcake Recipe… finally!

  1. Claire says:

    How “Amarulary” are these cupcakes? Can you really taste it?

  2. diné says:

    Good question Claire the pear. You can, indeed yes. You should try it!

  3. Caylee says:

    I will need to quadruple this recipe.

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  5. I made your cupcakes this week and well, we just loved them. They were fantastic. Last year Amarula invited our son to your lovely area to write an article about Amurula in his fine beverage magazine, Mutineer Magazine. The magazine did a lovely job, the pictures were so beautiful and the story was so very interesting. Amarula is so amazing, from how it’s harvested, (by hand) to the mechanical part of the process and then finally to my glass. Or in this case my cupcakes. Thank you for this great recipe, it will be used often.

  6. kathcake says:

    This is amazing! I’ve only ever added Amarula to the icing but now there is also a cupcake batter recipe…brilliant!

  7. Absolutely delicious, my daughters (21 and 23) love Amarula, these cupcakes are to die for!

  8. mpho kgobe says:

    Thank you for the recipe, I will try it definately..mncwaaa ur the best..

  9. eileen erasmus says:

    Really tasty with a milky texture,my kids and husband loves it.I’m not a cake lover but this amarula cupcakes made me realise what I’ve been missing.sundays amarula cupcakes day!!!thank you

  10. Esme Calitz says:

    Sounds absolutely divine, would definetly like to try this recipe..

  11. grace says:

    180 degree oven ? is this correct? and how much is 115g’s of butter

  12. Alexa says:

    I made them! They taste awesome, but I don’t know the cupakes didn’t grow up. I don’t know why :/….but great recipe anyway!! <3

  13. Tandy says:

    these sound divine!

  14. Samantha says:

    i am considering having these cupcakes at my wedding. can you recommend anyone in JHB who can make them properly??

  15. athena says:

    Is this 180 degress farenheit or celcius?

  16. ayodele akenzua says:

    tried this recipe and the cupcakes came out beautifully. After 3 cupcakes I was already seeing stars.

  17. Katia says:

    Just tried these cupcakes…DIVINE! Perfect! Just going to decrease amount of icing sugar in the buttercream, found it a bit too sweet. Thank you!

  18. PriscillaCastro96 says:

    Woow!! I never submit comments for the recipes I bake, but this was a must. I looooved this recipe, it was super easy and best of all, SUPER DELICIOUS! Everyone adore it, guess it’s my new secret recipe;)
    Only comment, the Buttercream needs almost half that much of icing sugar. Anyways, blown away!<3

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  20. Ling says:

    I love your idea of amarula cupcakes and decided to make them. Amazingly delicious, and although I didn’t use the Amarula in the cupcakes (only brushed them with it), it was still lovely! thanks for sharing!

  21. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on
    this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  22. Very good write-up. I certainly love this website.
    Keep writing!

  23. PJ says:

    Perfect recipe! So yummy! Thank you!

  24. Michele says:

    If I boil Amarula first, so all the alcohol could boil away, will the cupcake taste the same?

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    Boozy cupcakes for your weekend :)

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