The salted caramel buttercream icing makes these almond flavoured cupcakes delicious, but not too sweet. A perfect birthday cupcake for adults.
Absolutely delicious - I used this recipe for a fund raising event and everyone particularly liked the salted caramel frosting ;-) - 27 Feb 2014
These cupcakes are super delicious, but there are a couple things I changed while making the recipe as well as things I would do differently when making them again. First, I used all unsalted butter - not margarine or salted butter. Next, I double the amount of almond extract because I really wanted that flavor to shine through and 1 tsp just wasn't enough. Lastly, I had to add almost an additional cup of confectioner's sugar to the frosting because it was way too loose. In addition to my changes, I would definitely change the caramel recipe the next time around - it's too greasy. Instead I would make a "real" wet caramel (water and sugar) and omit any butter. To finish them, I topped them with slivered almonds and a sprinkle of fleur de sel. While I did make some changes, these cupcakes are sinfully good and I will definitely make them again. - 17 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Loved these cupcakes! I like the almond flavor with the carmel combination. I added a bit more powdered sugar to thicken the frosting. - 10 Sep 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)