Choco Almond Cupcake ( Cupcakes Recipe)

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Chocolate and almond are a made-for-each other combination—and they present an unforgettable duet in this luxurious cupcake. Almond, almond essence and melted chocolate make the frosting very different from the rest of the cupcakes; and a cherry on top gives the perfect finish to it! make it an unforgettable after-dinner treat, by serving with chocolate ice-cream, topped with roasted almonds.

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Preparation Time:     Makes 6 cupcakes
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6 chocolate sponge

For The Frosting
6 tbsp butter
12 tbsp icing sugar
4 1/2 tbsp melted chocolate mixed with 1 tsp milk
3 tbsp powdered almonds (badam)
1/2 tsp almond essence

For The Garnish
6 tbsp soaked , de-skinned and chopped almonds (badam)
6 cherries

For the frosting

  1. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with the help of a spatula.
  2. Add the icing sugar and mix well.
  3. Add the melted chocolate, powdered almonds and almond essence, mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Fill the frosting in a piping bag as shown on page 20 and pipe out swirls of your choice on each cupcake.
  2. Garnish each cupcake with almonds covering the frosting evenly and top with a cherry.
  3. Serve immediately.

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 on 15 Jun 15 12:09 PM

Nowadays my family loves cupcakes, so I am always on the look out for new recipes.. I came across this and it was superb.. The combination of chocolate and almond is great...