Monday, 16 December 2013

Almond cupcakes with mascarpone frosting

Those aromatic, rich and dense almond cupcakes are perfect for Christmas. Topped with Mascarpone frosting which should resemble Christmas trees. They are easy to make and look lovely. Perfect as a small Christmas gift or edible table decoration. 
The recipe for a cupcakes comes from this web site and the one for frosting from this one

Ingredients for 12-15 cupcakes:
  • 140g flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g natural yogurt 
  • 175g melted butter

Preheat the oven to 190C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.
Melt the butter down and set aside to cool down. Place the flour, almonds, baking powder, sugar in a bowl and mix them together. Set aside. In separate bowl whisk the eggs, almond extract and natural yogurt.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ones add the melted butter and mix until combined. 

Spoon the batter into paper cases, about 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 -25 minutes. Bake until skewer inserted in the middle on the cake comes out clean.

Transfer baked cupcakes into a wire rack to cool them down completely before piping the frosting.

Ingredients for frosting 12 cupcakes:
  • 100ml cold double cream
  • 250g Mascarpone cheese
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar*
  • green food colouring
  • almond essence
  • chocolate starts
  • sugar sprinkles

* if you wish you can add more sugar as those frosting is not very sweet
Place the Mascarpone cheese, sugar and food colouring in a bowl and mix them until smooth . 
With an electric whisk whisk the double cream until foamy. Then add the almond essence and Mascarpone mixture. Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Put the frosting into piping bag with nozzle and decorate the cupcakes. Place the chocolate star on top and sprinkle with some sugar sprinkles. 

For recipe in Polish please click here.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW 2014 YEAR !!

Enjoy !

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  2. I just tried them! Very delicious and flavorful! I only used a blue food coloring as those were for a baby shower :) Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I am glad that you liked the cupcakes. Do you have any pictures of them ?

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  3. Yes I just posted them on my blog :) http://dessertlandia.blogspot.com/2014/01/almond-baby-shower-cupcakes.html

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