A’ight, stop whatcha doin’
‘Cause I’m about to ruin
The image and the style that ya used to.
I bake sweets,
But yo, I’m makin’ treats, see
So yo world I hope you’re ready for me.
Now gather ’round
I’m the new blogger in town
And my sites laid down by The Scene From Me.
So just let me introduce myself
My name is Amy, pronounced with a way-me.
Yo readers, oh how I like to please thee.
Aren’t you just singing Digital Undergrounds, The Humpty Dance, in your head right now? Your welcome :)
Thank you to Kristy for asking me to contribute to her Seven days of Sweets for your Sweetheart series! To see my guest post on Kristy’s blog Sweet Treats and More click here. She is doing Seven Days of Sweets for your Sweetheart leading up to Valentine’s Day and my recipe for Cherry Almond Angel Cupcakes was featured yesterday.
Sometimes you just don’t need a whole big cake. Please allow me to introduce you to these indulgent looking angel food cupcakes filled with the flavors of cherry and almond :)
Cupcake liners make removing the cupcakes from the pan much easier! And I broke out my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this duty. With the addition of cherry extract to the cupcakes and frosting, it adds a wonderful zing to their taste!
Add some fun and colorful sprinkles to the batter :)
Angel food cake mix, red food coloring and sprinkles. It worked well to use my cookie scoop to get the batter cleanly in to the cups. And with they come out of the oven, lightly browned on top = done!
Fat free frosting? Whoop whoop! Yes it is !
Sweet, creamy and fluffy!
With a little added cherry and almond extract, plus red food coloring, this is sure to please your tastebuds and have them begging for more!
I broke out my “fun gun” to add the swirly cherry icing to the top of the cupcakes!
Cherry Almond Angel Cupcakes
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup flour
- 5 large egg whites, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cherry extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 2 Tbsp. colored sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place muffin cup liners in a muffin pan. In a small bowl, sift together cake flour and 1/4 cup superfine sugar.
- In a large bowl, beat room-temperature egg whites until foamy, then add in cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add in the remaining 1/2 cup of superfine sugar while the mixer is on high speed, beating the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Blend in cherry and almond extracts.
- Fold in flour mixture, adding it in two or three additions.
- Divide evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, until tops are golden brown and the cakes spring back when lightly touched.
- Cool on a wire rack
Makes 12 cupcakes.
And to top these delightful cupcakes, I used Betty Crocker Homestyle Fluffy White Frosting Mix.
- 1 pkg. Fluffy White Frosting Mix
- 1/2 c. boiling water
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 tsp. cherry extract
Empty packet in to large mixing bowl with 1/2 c. boiling water and beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until stiff peaks form. Add in extracts and mix thoroughly.
Frost cooled cupcakes. Use colored sugar crystals to decorate along with almond slices and that all important cherry on top!
And I spiffed up the tops of these lil cupcakes with fat free frosting, almond slices, sugar crystals and a maraschino cherry!
Perfect. With a cherry on top! Gotta love that :)
These cupcakes look like lil sundaes with whipped cream and a cherry on top!
Hey Sweetie, XOXO, Gossip Girl.
Do you feel like you are in an ice cream store?
The icing and the cupcakes are fat free. Wow!
See the funfetti sprinkles I added in to the cake batter? Love sprinkles!
So light and fluffy, they aren’t as filling as other cakes. So yes, that does mean you can have 2 or 3 4 or 5 for your Valentine’s Day breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!
I am sure your Valentine would feel extra special having this scrumptious light treat on their plate!
This recipe was featured on Makes & Takes Spotlight also. See here.
Do you prefer to have a home cooked meal on Valentine’s Day or go out and have the restaurant do the work for you?
Do you make heart shaped food for your Valentine on Valentine’s Day?
I remember when I was first married I made my husband a heart shaped pizza and cut out the letters to form the words “I Love You” out of Velveeta cheese squares to top the pizza with. It was cute!