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Almond Cupcake w/Raspberry and Mocha Buttercream by JenFruzz Almond Cupcake w/Raspberry and Mocha Buttercream by JenFruzz
Hooray! Super excited that I won the first Chopped: CV Edition baking challenge! Thanks to everyone who voted. :love:

What was the challenge? Who were the other participants? Check out all the details here: Chopped: CV Edition and Chopped: CV Edition WINNERS!



And of course, here is the recipe.

Almond Cupcakes
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup whole milk room temperature
Raspberry Buttercream Filling
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 sticks unsalted butted, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup boiling water
Mocha Buttercream Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 sticks unsalted butted, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee (or more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup boiling water

Instructions: Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a stand-along mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Next add eggs, almond extract, vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  5. Lastly, add one third of the flour mixture and mix on medium-low speed until just combined then add half of the milk, mix until combined, again add another one third of the flour mixture and mix until combined then add the other half of the milk and mix until combined. Finally add the last of the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Evenly spoon batter into cupcake liners, about ¾ full each and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, mine baked for about 17 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick or knife in the center of a cupcake, and if it comes out clean or with light crumbles on it, they're done! Pull them out, let them cool for just a minute and then remove from pan to fully cool on baking rack or counter.

Instructions: Raspberry Filling
  1. To make the buttercream, bring the water to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, add the powdered sugar to a stand-alone mixer fitted with a WHISK attachment. Add the boiling water to the sugar and mix for 4 minutes on low-speed until the sugar completely dissolves. Use a spatula to scrap the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure no lumps of sugar remain.
  2. Next mix in the vanilla extract, salt and mix. Check to make sure it's at room temperature. If it's still warm, let it cool slightly before adding the butter.
  3. Finally, add the room temperature butter and turn the mixer on low-speed and mix for 3 minutes. The mixture will look watery and lumpy. Turn mixture to medium speed and continue to mix until frosting looks like whipped cream. When it's done it will be fluffy and look similar to whipped cream. At this point, mix in the raspberry jam.
  4. Once the cupcakes are cooled, carefully cut out a middle portion of the cupcake. Using a frosting bag, fill each cupcake with the raspberry frosting.

Instructions: Mocha Frosting
  1. Follow steps 1 and 2 above. 
  2. Finally, add the room temperature butter and turn the mixer on low-speed and mix for 3 minutes. Add The mixture will look watery and lumpy. Turn mixture to medium speed and continue to mix until frosting looks like whipped cream. Add the cocoa powder and coffee. When it's done it will be fluffy and look similar to whipped cream.
  3. Once the cupcakes are filled, frost each cupcake!

You can use the extra raspberry filling to add decorative details to the cupcakes along with sprinkles if you choose. :D
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:iconmoonflowersax:
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Almond, raspberry, mocha.
Yes, please. :p

Nice decoration and look too.

When may I visit you to try them?

I like how you used the focus on that photography. :)
:+fav:
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
These were so delicious 
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:iconmoonflowersax:
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
None left? Oh Noes!  Crying 
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:icongoodbyedeviantart:
goodbyedeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student
Damn I'm hungry.
This would go good with smooth peanut butter.
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
PEANUT BUTTER?! NO. IT WOULD RUIN IT.
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:icongoodbyedeviantart:
goodbyedeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student
Almond butter =>
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nutella :stare:
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:icongoodbyedeviantart:
goodbyedeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student
ew
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
pffft you're ew :stare:
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:icongoodbyedeviantart:
goodbyedeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student
How'd you know????
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Call it my sublime sense of smell ;)
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:iconscarletwarmth:
ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   General Artist
Ahhh i am so hungry! :D thanks for the recipe. DO more cupcakes.
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I had time to bake more xD
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:iconl-l-arts:
L-L-arts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice decorating!. :D
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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:iconangrydota2:
AngryDota2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Mmm, delicious and savoury as well!
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:iconsilentdreamer-art:
SilentDreamer-Art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so yummy and delicious:heart:
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:la: They are indeed!
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:iconsilentdreamer-art:
SilentDreamer-Art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconac-dyer:
AC-Dyer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Gosh I wish these were gluten free.
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure a variation could be made!
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:iconscarletwarmth:
ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   General Artist
*grabs cupcakes through my screen*



BURP! :paranoid: yum!
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hello :wave: i featured your amazing work here arts and music of the week  GHOST HEART 
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you are welcome :rose:
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner May 10, 2016   Photographer
Guess what, now I need to get cooking soon :eager:
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:iconqueen-kitty:
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Photographer
These look so yummy, please send some my way food twin :D
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:iconlord-lily:
Lord-Lily Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Yummy
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:iconblaacktipreefshark:
BlaackTipReefShark Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
They look DELICIOUS!!!!
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:iconmoltenkitty:
Moltenkitty Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student General Artist
ERRRMMMM MAH GAWD Those look so delicious :la::la:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful Jen :clap: you deserved to win :)
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :huggle:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think an olive on top would be delicious. congrats!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Perfect addition :happycry: maybe a sprinkle of caramelized onions too.
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconslapplz:
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:icontreepencil:
TreePencil Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Looks delicious!!! :clap: 
And congratulations for winning! :o
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yummy.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!!!! they sound incredible
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:icongeorgexvii:
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Woah , :wow: looks yummy . Congrats for the Win :clap:
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