Chocolate Glazed Almond Cupcakes
Ohmigod. I cannot believe how perfect these cupcakes are. These cupcakes are fancy cupcakes, like, wedding worthy cupcakes. They have the moistest golden almond cake you will ever have (seriously) and are topped with a rich dark chocolate ganache. Perfection.
Ingredients: Almond Cupcakes (the tiniest bit adapted from here), makes 18
1 and 1/3 cups granulated sugar
7 ounces almond paste
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided and spooned in and leveled
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, cubed
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
6 large eggs, at room temperature
Chocolate Ganache Glaze
1 and 1/3 cups chocolate chunks
1 cup heavy cream
Recipe: Almond Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 325F. Line 1 1/2 cupcake tins with liners.
In a food processor, grind the sugar, almond paste, and 1/4 cup of flour until the mixture resembles sand.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 3/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt.
To the almond mixture add the butter and the vanilla and almond extracts, then process until the batter is smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, processing a little in between. After you add all the eggs, the mixture might look curdled- that’s okay.
Transfer the batter to a bowl and mix in half of the flour mixture Stir in the other half until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake tins and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is a deep golden brown.
Let cool before dipping in the ganache.
Chocolate Ganache Glaze
Put the chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.
Pour cream into a small saucepan over medium heat. When the cream comes to a simmer pour over the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
Let sit the ganache for 20 minutes before dipping the cupcakes unto it.
I love chocolate and almond together! They do look perfect for any wedding! Or maybe me hiding one in my cupboard so I don’t have to share. 🙂
I bookmarked this recipe! Sounds and looks delicious. Maybe I should make a giant batch of them for my wedding in place of a cake haha… though I guess I should get someone else to make them, since I’ll probably be too nervous to bake that many cupcakes lol
Oh those look heavenly!!
gotta try these 😀
They look beautiful and chocolat and almond is a lovely combination.
Seriously sinful – these look amazing!
they look so good!!
YUM!! Definitely saving this recipe!