If you want to prepare something different, these almond flavored cupcakes are best. Fluffy and delicious, they are not very difficult to make!

If you want to prepare something different, these almond flavored cupcakes are best. Fluffy and delicious, they are not very difficult to make!

These cupcakes are seriously delicious, the base is kept moist and fluffy and uses almond extract for the flavor. The first step of the process of making the batter is the most important – creaming. Be sure to fully cream the butter and sugar together until it’s lighter in color and fluffy in texture. You’ll be able to see it changing. It adds air to the batter that gives the cupcake it’s fluffy texture.

The filling is flavored with Amaretto, an almond flavored liqueur. It’s a whipped white chocolate ganache that’s so light and perfect with the cupcake! To make the ganache, heat the heavy whipping cream and amaretto, then pour it over the white chocolate chips. Whisk them together until smooth, then refrigerate until it has firmed up. It will still be a little soft, but firm. Add the ganache to a mixer and bowl fitted with the whisk attachment and whip until soft peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. You’ll notice the color of the ganache lightens.

Serves: 12-14 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

White Chocolate Amaretto filling

  • 8 oz white chocolate chips
  • 5 tbsp (75ml) Amaretto
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) heavy whipping cream

Almond Cupcakes

  • 6 tbsp (84g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups (155g) sugar
  • 6 tbsp (86g) sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups (163g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water

Almond Frosting

  • 3/4 cup (168g) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup (95g) shortening
  • 5 cups (575g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) water or milk
  • Sliced almonds, broken into pieces

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