Sunday, July 31, 2011

Strawberry Almond Cupcakes

Strawberry Almond Cupcakes
From Bake Your Day
By Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

1 (18.25 ounce box) Strawberry cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and extracts in a mixing bowl, mix with a whisk attachment on high for 1 minute, until all clumps are broken up. 

Pour into a prepared muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops spring back after being touched.

Allow cakes to cool on a wire rack before frosting.

Almond Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks butter, room temperature
3 – 4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp Almond extract
1 Tbls milk

Cream together everything until the desired consistency is reached.   You can adjust the milk and sugar to get your desired consistency.