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 Almond Cupcakes Recipe

Veg   CD   35mins plus cooling


Iced Almond Cupcake recipe using both ground and flaked almonds


Makes approx. 6 medium Cupcakes (fairy cakes)     Cold  Vegetarian   Fruit  Cupcakes  Cakes  Baked Fayre   


Ingredients for the cupcakes

50g/2oz Self Raising Flour

25g/1oz Ground Almonds

50g/2oz Margarine

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

A little Milk

For the topping

100g/4oz Icing Sugar

1 tbsp Water

Flaked Almonds





1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place some paper fairy cake cases on a baking tray, evenly spaced apart.


2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until well blended, adding 2-3 teaspoons milk if necessary in order to make the mixture soft enough to drop easily from the spoon.


3. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in each paper case, smooth the tops, then bake towards the top of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until well-risen, golden and firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks.


4. Once the cakes and cold, place the icing sugar and water in a mixing bowl and mix well until blended and smooth.


5. Place a teaspoon of the icing mixture on the top in the middle of each cupcake then sprinkle with flaked almonds, pressing them lightly into the icing. Allow to set for at least 25 minutes before serving.


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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack


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