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Almond cupcakes with almond frosting

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Ingredients

For the almond cupcakes
  • 140g self raising flour, sifted
  • 100g ground almond
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp almond extract
  • 100g plain yoghurt
  • 175g unsalted butter, melted
For the almond frosting
  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120g cream cheese, cold from fridge
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
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  • Serving
    Serves 12
  • Skill Level
    Easy

Directions

I don't know why I thought of making almond cupcakes, but I was about to go to sleep one night, and different flavour cupcakes were going through my mind. When I thought of almond cupcakes, it sounded like a good idea - so here I am making them :D
  1. Place the flour, ground almond, baking powder and sugar in a bowl, and mix to combine
  2. In a separate small bowl, add the eggs, almond extract and plain yoghurt, and mix together. Then add these to the dry ingredients, alongside the melted butter, then whisk until combined
  3. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases in a cupcake tin, and place in the oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 20 mins, or until the skewer comes out clean - then place on a wire rack to cool completely
  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting by whisking together the icing sugar and butter until combined. Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract and almond extract and whisk for a further 5 mins, until light and fluffy - then decorate the cooled cupcakes

These taste lovely, especially if you are a fan of almonds. The taste reminds me slightly of marzipan. Hope you give it a go. Enjoy :)

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