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Island Bites: Almond Cupcakes

Updated on December 17, 2014
4.4 stars from 7 ratings of Island Bites Almond Cupcakes

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Vegan Almond Cupcakes

This is a delicious vegan recipe. It has no eggs and no dairy products. Yet, the cupcakes are light and fluffy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time. Add the extracts and oil. Mix well.
  2. In 3 parts, alternately add the flour and the milk to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until just combined.
  3. Fill the cupcakes liners about 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

Rich Chocolate Frosting


  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

*Beat the shortening and butter together until well combined. Add the sugar and cocoa beat for about 3 more minutes. With the mixer running on low, add vanilla and milk until frosting is light and fluffy. You could add more milk if you want a softer consistency.


Velvety Almond Frosting


  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract

*Beat the shortening and butter together until well combined. Add the sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes. With the mixer running on low, add extracts and milk until frosting is light and fluffy. You could add more milk if you want a softer consistency.


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    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Gave your good sounding almond cupcakes another 5 star rating. Am sure that they are delicious!

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks, Indian Chef!

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      Indian Chef 

      5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Wow looks so mouth watering . Voting it up and awesome.

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      Thief12 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Mmmm, tasty... I miss them too!

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thank you, rajan!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks fro sharing this beautiful and easy recipe for almond cupcakes.

      Vote up and interesting and rated 5stars.

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      I appreciate your comment, My Cook Book!

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Looks really delicious, my mouth is watering. This is a good recipe and i thank you for sharing the same. Voted UP...

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks, Faith Reaper!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Yum! Almond anything is awesome, but cupcakes is beyond awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe here.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      You should try it, VacationTrip. Thanks!

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Yummy Cupcake. I wish I can taste it. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks, Paul!

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      Paul Edmondson 

      5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      That looks tasty!

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the comments, JamiJay and Rose!

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      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      OMG.........these look amazing and delicious! I have to try these. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Jami Johnson 

      5 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      MmmMmmm... I must try these for the next party that I throw :)

    • IslandBites profile imageAUTHOR

      IslandBites 

      5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      It is easy and yummy. You should try it. Thanks, Careermommy!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, another great cupcake recipe! This looks so simple to make. I usually opt for box cupcakes but this looks extremely easy to make!

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