Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream
I have a confession to make: I'm a terrible baker. So I faux bake. I took a box of (gasp!) Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix and then I made my own buttercream. The results were pretty darn good.
Almond buttercream frosting
1 cup butter, room temperature
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tsp almond extract
Combine ingredients in stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer) until smooth. Frost cupcakes once cooled. Add toasted almonds to top.