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Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes

Looking for a treat to make for St Patrick’s Day that’s so good you’re sure to get kissed? You need to make these Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes!

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Whether you’re Irish or not, you’ll be feeling pretty lucky after eating a few of these cupcakes!

Is it weird that I really want to call them Kiss Me Cupcakes??  I just like the sound of that :)

These little cakes are fluffy and so buttery (yum!) and they have the delightful aroma of almond that comes from almond extract.

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This was my first time making an almond cake, and I know it sounds strange, but I didn’t want to use any actual nuts in the cake, which is why I went with the extract. I modified my butter cake recipe, and it turned out just right! I really love the way the almond extract brightens the flavor of the cake. And it pairs perfectly with the frosting! Oh this fudge frosting…

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It’s thick, and rich, and smooth. Not too sugary…I don’t like frosting that’s super sweet. It is chocolatey though!

It has a deep chocolate flavor with just a hint of almond.  I could just eat the whole batch with a spoon, really.

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Toss on a few rainbow sprinkles and an almond kiss, and these Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes are ready to bring you some luck ;)

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Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Rich buttery almond cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and almond kisses.

Ingredients

cupcakes

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

frosting

  • 5oz unsweetened bakers chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup milk

Directions

Cupcakes
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl beat together sugar and butter until very light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, almond extract, and eggs one at a time, mix well. With mixer on low gradually add in flour, milk and baking powder, then turn to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Pour evenly into 24 cupcake liners. Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from tins and let cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
Step 2
Beat together the melted (cooled) chocolate with the butter until smooth. Add in the almond extract, sugar, and a few TBS of the milk, mix well. If too thick, add more milk and beat again. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.
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23 Responses to “Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes”

  1. Terry says:

    These sound great and I think Kiss Me Cupcakes would be a good name for these.
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  2. I really like that there are no nuts in these cupcakes. Sometimes the extract is all you need. And I am not a fan of super sweet frosting either but super chocolatey frosting? Now, I am all over that!! :)
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  3. I love, love, LOVE adding almond extract to pretty much everything. I bet these tasted awesome and smelled good too! That frosting is to die for!
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  4. Krista Low says:

    These look amazing! I love chocolate almond combinations.
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  5. The combination of almonds and fudge together makes my mouth water! Can’t wait to try this.
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  6. Stephanie can I just say that your photography is gorgeous? Each new post, I am blown away! I am especially in love with the third photo down – the cupcake on it’s side showing just the frosting – gorgeous! And your frosting piping job is perfection, too!! :)
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    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you so much, Sally! That’s a great compliment coming from you :) my hubby got me a new lens for my birthday and these cupcakes were the first things I shot!
      Don’t look too close at some upcoming posts…I have SO many from last year that I never shared and I like to think my photog skills have improved since then. ;)
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  7. Christi says:

    These look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Your Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes look awesome! Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
    Miz Helen
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  9. Winnie says:

    These cupcakes looks heavenly!!
    And the photos are fantastic
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  10. Ms. Morgan says:

    These both sound and look delicious. And I love the idea of Kiss Me Cupcakes. :)I’m visiting from the Cooking & Couponing blog hop. Hope you can stop by and visit at msmorgansrealitycheck.blogspot.com
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  11. Eek, it looks so perfect girlie! I LOVE the sweet, nutty flavor almond extract lends to cakes and frostings. I can only imagine how decadent this cupcake is! And I super heart the Hershey Kiss adornment, of course :)
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  12. Jeni says:

    Delicious!!
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  13. I use almond extract in nearly everything; I just love it. These cupcakes look so good, and girrrrrrrrl, your photos are amazing.
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