Saturday, April 25, 2009

Almond Cupcakes

I found this recipe in an issue of Canadian Living, which is not a mag I have ever purchased before, but I was tempted by the cupcakes pictured on the front. These almond cupcakes are divine! Super moist and flavorful and that nice slightly sticky top, yum! Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract(I used more like a whole tsp)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
In a large bowl, beat the butter and the sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in almond extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the ground almonds, baking powder and salt and salt. Stir into the butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk. Spoon into paper lined or well greased muffin tins.
Bake in a 350 oven until cake tester(umm, toothpick anyone?) comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool.
The recipe suggests frosting with a butter frosting.


beautiful things said...

absolutely delightful! my mom and I made these today and I still can't get over how moist and flavorful they are. They're such a grown up flavor. I can't wait to see everyone's reaction at the shower!

Anonymous said...

yummy they look good. Maybe I'll try them tonight. I love almond.