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Monday, January 17, 2011

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting


OK,sometimes watching TV can really get you in trouble.  Flipping through the channels, I ended up watching an epsidoe of Cupcake Wars on Food Network.  As if that isn't enough to make you run to the kitchen and make a batch of cupcakes, one of the contestants made an almond flavored cupcake.  I LOVE almond flavored anything.  That sent me running to the internet to find an almond cake recipe.  I found a great one at Gimme Some Oven that used a cake mix, Vanilla Almond Cupcakes.  Super score as I hurt my back a couple of days ago and I really wanted something quick. I wanted a great buttercream frosting and found Special Buttercream Frosting at Allrecipes


This combination is fantastic.  The icing is very rich and very sweet and is not an everyday kind of treat, but for something special it is wonderful.  I used a 1M tip to pipe the frosting.

Linked to Made By You Monday
Cupcake Tuesday
I'm Lovin' It
Sweets For Saturday
Sweet Tooth Friday

14 comments:

  1. Your piping on the cupcakes is so pretty and that almond flavor must be exquisite. I'm going to be starting a new linky party on my blog this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I do hope you'll come by and link these up.

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  2. Yum! I've added Almond to frosting, but not the cupcake batter. I'm anxious to try it now!
    I love Cupcake Wars...one of the few shows I watch!
    Thanks for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  3. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipes. I can't wait to try them.

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  4. I love almond flavor and buttercream icing too! These cupcakes look so good!

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  5. Your cupcakes look wonderful. I want to try that granola too. I'm following you now and look forward to seeig more recipes.

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  6. How adorable!! Love the piping - I just want to take a huge bite! And I love almond flavored anything, as well. Now you've really got me thinking as to how I'm using my oven this weekend...

    Visiting from Tidy Mom!

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  7. those look so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe!! my daughter is into cupcake wars, cake boss and she's been making lots of cupcakes!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I so wanna try this!

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  9. We just added almond to a buttercream frosting for some oreo cupcakes we made last night....great flavor!

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  10. Thanks so much for linking this up with Sweets for a Saturday. I truly appreciate your support. Hope to see you again next week. By then, I'll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

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  11. these look as if they belong in the store front window so whimsy and beautiful

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