Almond Cupcakes with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream {Dessert Contributor}

I’m baaaack! It’s Dana from This Silly Girl’s Life here to tempt you with another yummy treat! I love sweets. Seriously, love them but I don’t like it when they are totally over the top. Makes my teeth hurt! Today’s recipe doesn’t have that coiling sweetness like other desserts, with the addition of fresh raspberries in the buttercream frosting, you get that little bit of tartness that cuts through all that sugar! So now you can eat three cupcakes instead of one! Wait, is that just me? Oh well…. enjoy!

Almond Cupcakes with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

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They just came out so cute, I love using different patterned cupcake wrappers to really set them off. You can find them super cheap!

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Ingredients

1 box white cake mix

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 Cup water

1 1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 Cup fresh raspberries, washed and dried

3 Cups powdered sugar

1 stick butter, unsalted, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

Directions

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Preheat oven to directions on back of cake mix box. Mix cake mix with the water, oil, eggs and almond extract. With a handheld mixer on medium speed, mix ingredients for 2 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl as needed. Cook cupcakes to directions on back of the box. Let cool completely on wired rack.

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Make the buttercream while cupcakes are cooling. Place butter in a bowl, and using a hand mixer whip until smooth, 30 seconds. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until mixed in. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl

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and whip on medium speed until smooth, light and fluffy, 3 minutes.

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Frost cupcakes, serve and enjoy!

Aren’t they just adorable?! Easy too. I love using cake mixes because they always come out just perfectly, light, fluffy and moist.

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You can top each cupcake with fresh raspberries if desired!

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I love how these came out and I know you will too! I hope you will stop by my blog This Silly Girl’s Life where I post recipes daily! If you liked this recipe make sure to check out these others:

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Until Next Time,

Thanks for Reading

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