You know that saying “You are what you eat?”
Well if it were changed to say “You are what you bake,” it’s very possible that I may turn into a cupcake pretty soon.
Welcome to my morning!
Raspberry Devil’s Food Cupcake with Raspberry Almond Buttercream
I’m gonna let you all in on a little secret on these…they’re from a box mix!
But in order to “jazz em up” a little bit, I simply added 1 teaspoon raspberry extract + 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter. It completely changes the flavor of a boxed mix AND is great when you need something quick.
For the frosting, I did this:
Raspberry Almond Buttercream Frosting
- 1-1/4 sticks butter, softened
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp raspberry extract
- 3-4 cups confectioners sugar
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- red food coloring
Beat butter and extracts until fluffy, about 30 seconds. Add confectioners sugar, one cup at a time. Gradually add milk to achieve desired consistency. Add food coloring to tint frosting a pink hue. ENJOY!
I also finished up ANOTHER batch, which I gave you all a sneak peek on yesterday…
I am REALLY excited about these. I sent some in with Jay to work today and shortly after received this text message:
They are Jay’s co-workers, who have sampled many of my goodies, so this is promising.
I’ll have a recipe headed your way ASAP on these. They’re super fun!
Early afternoon, I snacked on some cottage cheese with Bahama Breeze trail mix added in…
It was awesome.
And now I’m about to go grab something else before heading out the door to deliver these cupcakes to mi madre.
Hope you’re all having a great afternoon!