Rating: 3.17 stars
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 6

You can also use raisins, chocolate chips, gumdrops, Red Hots, or nuts for decorations on these Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2003

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Yield:
Makes 24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-holed muffin pans with baking cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until pale, light, and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. With the mixer running, add eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat until combined.

  • With mixer on low speed, add 1 cup reserved flour mixture; mix until combined. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk; combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, ending with flour, until all has been incorporated.

  • Fill each baking cup with 1/4 cup batter; batter should almost reach tops of cups. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer tins to a wire rack to cool.

  • Remove cupcakes from tins, and frost with cream-cheese frosting. If desired, use a pastry bag fitted with a plain writing tip to pipe letters or designs onto cupcakes. Decorate with berries, sprinkles, and nonpareils.

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Reviews (4)

92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
06/14/2015
Great cupcakes. i only changed a few things, i also used lemon zest as a topping, and i and a little more baking powder, i added a pinch of baking soda
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2013
Awesome cupcakes. I will definitely make these again. Although they did flatten a little bit
Rating: Unrated
06/28/2013
This is one of my favorite "go to" cupcake recipes. I've been baking these cupcakes for 5 years now. The flavor with the almond and vanilla is delicious! I get so many compliments every time I bake them. I highly recommend giving them a try.
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Rating: Unrated
02/21/2009
I followed this recipe very carefully, and the cupcakes were flat and dense. When I compare it to my other recipes, it seems like this one doesn't have enough baking powder.