today is a monumental day.
we (mainly tracie) have created a cupcake that might even be better than our beloved caramel + whiskey cakes. bite your tongue, right?
oh lord. this cupcake will make you want to slap yo momma.
so in celebration of this culinary feat, we have decided to do something we haven’t done before. we are giving this recipe away!
why? because it honestly is too good to keep to ourselves.
so – gather your friends, go to the store, go home and MAKE THESE CUPCAKES!
step away from yo momma. then proceed.
ALMOND JOY CUPCAKE RECIPE:
(printer friendly version)
:: cake ::
|1 ⅓||cups||all purpose flour|
|¾||cups||unsweetened cocoa powder|
|4||tablespoons||butter (room temperature)|
|2||large||eggs (room temperature)|
|1||Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Spray with non-stick butter spray and sprinkle the bottom of the liners with powdered sugar.|
|2||Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and shredded coconut in a medium bowl. Set aside.|
|3||In a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar.|
|4||Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each mixture.|
|5||Add vanilla and coconut extracts.|
|6||Alternately mix flour mixture and coconut milk into the batter, mixing until just combined.|
|7||With the mixer on low, add rum.|
|8||Divide batter evenly into the prepared cups, filling each about three-quarters full.|
|9||Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating the pan half way through, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Move to wire racks for cooling.|
|10||Top each cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting (see recipe below). It is best to use a large round tip and just pipe it on in a circular fashion.|
|11||Complete the cupcake with the Chocolate+Almond Topping (see recipe below).|
|12||Serve and store at room temperature.|
:: coconut buttercream frosting ::
|½||cup||butter (room temperature)|
|3||ounces||cream cheese (room temperature)|
|1||Beat butter and cream cheese in an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.|
|2||Gradually add powdered sugar on low speed until blended.|
|3||Slowly beat in the coconut milk and extracts.|
|4||Increase the mixer to medium speed and beat until smooth.|
:: chocolate+almond topping ::
|2||cups||milk chocolate chips|
|1 ½||tablespoons||coconut oil (vegetable oil may be used instead)|
|1||Press an almond into the top of each frosted cupcake and place in the freezer for about 5 minutes.|
|2||Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and oil in a double broiler.|
|3||Transfer the melted chocolate into a wide mouthed mug.|
|4||Remove cupcakes from freezer and dunk the tops into the melted chocolate.|
|5||After the cakes are dunked, place in the refrigerator to set the frosting!|