Monday

21

April 2014

Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Life is better with chocolate and cupcakes. Don’t ask me why, it just is. Really!

I love cupcakes in all of their flavors or at least most flavors. I have yet to try and master the art of making all kinds of cupcakes and I plan to do so over the course of my life. So, I will be that 90 year old lady cooking up some yummy sweets in the kitchen for the great-grandchildren.

Today, let me share with you an easy recipe for these delicious almond cupcakes I made a while ago.

I made these cupcakes for a friends and family gathering last year to celebrate Father’s Day. I do not lie when I tell you that the cupcakes were all gone within a matter of minutes, and there were enough cupcakes for everyone to eat twice. They are that good!

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Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 18 Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds

Preparation 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans.

Place butter in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer adding sugar gradually. Mix for about 2-3 minutes or until butter has turned light and fluffy.

Then, add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Add almond extract to the mixture.

Finally, mix in flour and chopped almonds until all is combined and mixture is smooth and pale.

Spoon the mixture into the baking cups. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove pans from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes from the pan and let cool in baking racks. Allow to be completely cool before frosting.

For the Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 bar (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation

Put everything in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add more powder sugar if consistency is too soft.

 

12 thoughts on “Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Recipe printed! I love decorating cakes and cupcakes, but my recipe repertoire is not that varied. Thanks for the yummy addition :)

    P.S. – You’ll have some lucky great grandchildren.

    • Hi Kelly, I’m sure you will love these cupcakes. I love decorating cakes too. Unfortunately, I no longer have enough time in my days to do much of it. I really hope you enjoy them. Thanks for passing by! :)

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