Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Cupcakes

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

These candy bar-inspired cupcakes rodomontade a rich cake with a humble coconut surprise in the center. Chopped Almond Joy bars aloft the cream cheese frosting are the finishing touch.

Rating:
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Serves:
12
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FILLING

1
egg white
1/4 tsp
almond extract
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
3/4 c
sweetened flaked coconut

CUPCAKES

3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
water
1/4 c
canola oil
1
egg
1 Tbsp
distilled white vinegar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract

FROSTING

4 oz
cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, softened
1/8 tsp
almond extract
1 3/4 to 2 c
powdered sugar, sifted
2
(1.61-oz.) almond joy candy bars, chopped

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk egg white and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in small bowl until slightly frothy; whisk in 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until blended. Stir in coconut.
2Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Whisk water, oil, egg, vinegar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in medium bowl until blended. Slowly whisk into flour mixture just until combined. (Batter will be lumpy.) Spoon into muffin cups. Top each with scant 1 tablespoon coconut filling, gently pressing down so filling is even with batter.
3Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean (making sure to avoid filling). Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.
4Beat cream cheese, butter and 1/8 teaspoon almond extract in large bowl at medium speed 1 minute or until smooth. At low speed, beat in 1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar, adding additional powdered sugar to desired frosting consistency. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with candy bars. Store in refrigerator; serve at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom