Saturday, 21 November 2009

Almond Cupcakes

A favourite flavour of my family is almond.. almond anything.. found a recipe in Canadian Living for these cupcakes, just had to try.
The cupcakes are rich , buttery, moist , plain yummy.
1/2 cup butter, soft
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
In large bowl beat butter and sugar til fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time. Add almond extract. In separate bowl whisk together almonds, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir into butter mixture alternate with milk, 3 dry 2 wet. Spoon into paper lined muffin cups.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, ice.
I used a simple butter icing tinted lavender. Thought the colour goes well with almond flavour.. sprinkled with glitter sugar...
This recipe is a keeper.


verobirdie said...

As soon as I read, I was on my way to the kitchen to check I had almonds.
Now they are cooked, and well, they are sooooooooooooooo delicious.
Thanks for sharing

Hendria said...

Sound delicious.... Nice photo...
love all the cards you have been making

Lythrum said...

They do sound really good Rosemary, thanks for sharing. :)

Rosanne said...

Oh, these do sound good!

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I am saving this recipe for a rainy day. Wait a minute... today IS a rainy day! :-)

Rosemary said...

Verobirdie, hope you enjoy them!
Hendria, thanks
Lythrum, they are yum.
Rosanne, moist and tasty they are!
Cher, nothing nicer than fresh baking on a rainy day!