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Christmas Cupcakes | Brandy Buttercream & Amaretti Biscuits

I may not be the first to do this, and I definitely won’t be the last – but brandy buttercream is now officially the idea that I am most proud of. Brandy butter is one of my favourite Christmas treats, so I thought I’d see how it tasted as part of a buttercream topping for cupcakes. As you’ll soon discover if you try this recipe, it tastes amazing. With the addition of crushed amaretti biscuits, these cupcakes are a gloriously boozy grown-up treat for the festive season. 100g salted butter, softened 150g caster sugar 2 tsps vanilla bean paste 2 large free range eggs, beaten 175g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 tbsps milk 100g salted butter, softened 50g brandy buter 280g icing sugar 5 or 6 amaretti biscuits Cupcakes: Pre heat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (conversions here) and line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon then add the vanilla bean paste and beat until combined. Gradually …