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Vanilla Almond Cupcakes

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting

These vanilla almond cupcakes have a delicious marshmallow cream cheese frosting and they’re almost too pretty to eat!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes

Equipment

  • 2 small piping bags, 1 large piping bag, 1 large frosting tip (or you can get a set that has multiple size piping bags)

Ingredients
  

Cupcakes

  • 2 ½ c all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ c white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c butter softened
  • ½ c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs

Frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature works best)
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 4 c confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ c whole milk
  • 1 tsp marshmallow extract flavoring
  • Light blue gel coloring
  • White edible glitter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the butter, almond extract, and the vanilla until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Add in the milk and mix on medium for about 1 minute. Change to low speed and mix in eggs, one at a time. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners. Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, add the batter into the muffin tin about ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting the Cupcakes

  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the marshmallow extract.
  • Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding a bit of milk in between each cup. Once it’s all added, mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
  • Separate frosting into two bowls, adding blue gel coloring to one bowl of frosting and leaving the other without color.
  • Place blue piping into one smaller piping bag and the white into another. Slide them into a larger piping bag.
  • Pipe each cupcake and sprinkle with white edible glitter.
Keyword cream cheese icing, Cupcake, Dessert, Disney