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Toasted Almond Cupcakes With Caramel Frosting

Source: Betty Crocker

Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
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ingredients

  • Cupcakes

  • 1 12 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box Betty Crocker super moist white cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Caramel Frosting

  • 12 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans).
  • Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • In shallow pan, bake almonds 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown: cool 15 minutes.
  • Reserve 1 cup almonds for garnish.
  • In food processor, grind remaining almonds until finely ground.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and almond extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds.
  • Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally (Batter will be lumpy.)
  • Fold in ground almonds.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to cooling rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low; boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool to lukewarm, about 30 minutes.
  • Gradually stir powdered sugar into brown sugar mixture.
  • Place saucepan of frosting in bowl of cold water.
  • Beat with spoon until smooth and spreadable.
  • If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Frost a few cupcakes at a time with 1 tablespoon frosting each; press reserved almonds lightly into frosting.
  • Store loosely covered at room temperature.
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  1. Renita
    I have yet to make the cupcakes, but I did make the frosting and got RAVE reviews on it. Quote, "Oh my gosh, this is good...I haven't had homemade caramel frosting like this in a long, long time." I even got a compliment from my mom who told me my great grandmother used to make this stuff. Thanks for posting..I can't wait to make the cupcakes, too. <br/>[PS I made this frosting to top "Sweedish Brownies" http://www.food.com/recipe/swedish-brownies-23293]
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  2. Mom2Rose
    Source: Betty Crocker
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