Friday, July 12, 2019

Almond Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting #SummerDessertWeek

By: The Food Hunter

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”

 Cupcakes are something I don't typically make, but when Wilton sent me these fun cupcake liners and loads of sprinkles I knew cupcakes would be in my future. Add to that 40lbs of sugar from Dixie Crystals and piping tips from Sweets & Treats and I just couldn't resist. 

Since we recently celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary I decided to make white almond cupcakes (AKA wedding cupcakes). These airy almond flavored cupcakes are topped with delicate almond buttercream and perfect for a special occasion.

Almond Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting

For the cupcakes:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 large egg whites, at room temperature
8 tablespoons sour cream, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of fine salt

Preheat the oven to 350, and line a muffin pan with Wilton paper liners.

Mix the butter, sugar and almond extract in a bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and beat until combined. Add the sour cream and beat.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt and then beat until just combined.

Divide the batter between the cupcake liners, and bake on the middle rack for 17-20 minutes. When done, the tops will spring back, and a toothpick inserted will come out clean.

Let the cupcakes cool. Decorate using your favorite Sweets & Treats piping tips.

For the buttercream:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 cup powdered sugar
4-6 tablespoons heavy cream
1-2 teaspoon almond extract
Wilton sprinkles, for decorating

Beat the butter in a small bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar, the almond extract and some of the cream. Beat until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.

Add more cream, as needed for consistency.

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!
There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker



Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


 Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan 

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


  1. Now the almond flavor in these cupcakes must be amazing! I love how you decorated them!

  2. I love almond cookies. I can't wait to dig into these cupcakes!

  3. What super fun cupcakes! I love the larger nonpareils they really make it look like a party!

  4. I haven't made an almond cupcake in forever but this is making me want to do make some right now!

  5. Almond flavor anything is one of my favs...It's time I made something with it again and this would be perfect.

  6. I love almond, and I love all the colors in these cute cakes!

  7. I use almond extract in my white cupcakes too, and they are my most requested type of cake - so I know yours are delicious, too!! And so cute with those cupcake liners and sprinkles!

  8. I love all the almond flavors in these desserts. I have some extract I'm trying to work through.