Lauren Brennan

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Mini Cupcakes

Sometimes you just need a sweet treat! My four year old caught me browsing bhg.com for dessert recipes and one look that these Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes and she was a goner! At that point, I knew I had these in my future so I made an afternoon of it! I baked these up with my daughter and turned them into mini cupcakes. We actually made these to eat as part of a little tea party! Since the weather in my neck of the woods is gorgeous, I thought it only fitting to eat these out in the garden.

Whether you’re a Mom with a little girl you’re trying to please or just have a big sweet tooth, these cupcakes will not disappoint! Cute, sweet and really easy to make! Here’s how you do it:

Cream some butter and sugar together, and then add in some vanilla extract,

almond extract,

and egg whites. You use only the whites because stirring in the yolk would discolor the batter.

Once that’s all stirred in, alternate adding in your dry ingredients {flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt} with your wet ingredients {buttermilk, maraschino cherry juice} until you have a smooth light pink batter.

Spoon this into prepared mini muffin tins and bake!

These were done in my convection oven after 12 minutes.

While the cakes are cooling, whip some butter, powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice, almond extract and milk together to create your frosting. Spread or pipe this onto your mini cupcakes and top with a cherry!

How cute are these little guys? Almost too cute to eat…almost!

If you’d like to make these, be sure to print the recipe here. Your friends and family will thank you!

4 Responses to “ Cherry-Almond Vanilla Mini Cupcakes ”

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  2. Lauren, these look adorable. Could you point me to some tips on frosting these little lovelies? I’ve only ever used a knife to spread the frosting and that doesn’t achieve quite the same look. :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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