Let's make a creamy Almond Buttercream Frosting perfect for cakes, cupcakes, making sandwich cookies or how ever you wish to use. This recipe is spot on delicious and with my tips and tricks you will have gorgeous cakes too.
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We've all grown to love a traditional Buttercream recipe that uses vanilla extract. Well, stop being traditional and think bolder. Almond extract has a wonderful flavor and takes buttercream frosting to the next level of fabulous.
I'll even show you how I made these fun rosettes on my traditional chocolate cupcake recipe. A super fun way to decorate any dessert.
Ingredient Shopping List
I have loved using Extract Pastes from Taylor and Colledge. The paste is smooth and rich in flavor and very easy to use in recipes. I find the flavors to be bold and perfect to enhance each recipe.
Dixie Crystal Sugar is the best I've used. I truly love this sugar company and have enjoyed using the Powdered Sugar in this recipe as well as their fine white sugar and soft brown sugar too.
This recipe can be made using a hand mixer, however I prefer to use a large stand mixer so I am hands free. I also feel it gives a better whip to the ingredients are they are creaming.
How to Best use Almond Icing
Truly the possibilities are endless, but generally a good Buttercream Frosting is used on layer cake, cupcakes, cookies, etc. Using an Almond Frosting on an Almond cake recipe or an Almond Cream Cake is also fantastic too
I recommend allowing butter to soften on the counter for about 90 minutes to room temperature. Creaming softened butter will yield a much smoother frosting.
Vanilla Frosting with Almond Extract is a rich and delicious frosting recipe. It's fun to top on an almond cookie, or even a cupcake. But don't hesitate to use this recipe on my Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe. It's also fun to garnish with some almond slivers too.
How to make Buttercream Almond Frosting
Cream together softened butter and cream cheese until smooth. Softened cream cheese will blend nicely with butter giving you a smooth and creamy base for this almond icing recipe.
Add Almond extract or Almond Paste and cream until combined. Then slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time allowing all the confectioners sugar to blend together. I like to use a medium speed on the mixer.
Add milk one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Frosting that is too thick will not spread well or pipe through a piping tip. Frosting that is too thin will not hold is shape either.
How to fill a Piping Bag
I love using piping bags but in a pinch you can also use a larger ziploc bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and place piping tip.
Roll down the top of the bag which makes it easier to fill and allows the top of the bag to not be covered in frosting. Trust me here, you will want the top of the bag clean and free from frosting.
Then place the bag in a tall drinking glass. This will hold the bag upright and makes it easier to fill.
Using a silicone spatula carefully take a scoop of frosting and place it into the bag filling the bag. A little shake will help settle the frosting to the bottom and fill the tip.
How to make a Rosette on a Cupcake or Cookie
Making rosettes are my favorite. It's quick and simple. You will need a large star tip for best results. Holding the bag upright at a 90 degree angle, start in the center of the cupcake or cookie. Begin by creating a swirl and continuing the swirl to the outer edge.
Taper the end by releasing pressure from the piping bag and pulling the frosting in the swirl motion.
How to Store Almond Butter Cream Frosting
Buttercream Frosting can be made and stored in refrigerator 2 weeks in advance. It's wonderful to make and have on hand. Before using allow frosting to come to room temperature by sitting on counter. I then like to whip frosting for 1-2 minutes and bring life back into the frosting.
Can Buttercream Frosting be Frozen?
You can freeze Buttercream Frosting for up to 3 months. Before using allow frosting to come to room temperature on the counter. And always whip frosting before using.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tuesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Almond Buttercream Frosting from Devour Dinner
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- Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Cookie Truffles from Eat Move Make
- Eggless Blood Orange Mini Bundts with Pink Glaze from Magical Ingredients
- Goldenberry Jam from Family Around the Table
- Little Chick Easter Sugar Cookies from Sweet Beginnings
- Lime Curd from Art of Natural Living
- Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Meyer Lemon Pudding from Jen Around the World
- Meyer Limoncello from The Spiffy Cookie
- Strawberry White Chocolate Bark from Blogghetti
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Almond Buttercream Frosting
- ½ Cup Butter - 1 stick
- 4 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Almond Extract Paste - Taylor & Colledge
- 3-4 Tablespoons Milk - As needed
- Allow butter to come to room temperature by placing on counter for at least 1 hour.
- In a mixing bowl using a hand mixer on low spread combine softened butter with powdered sugar.
- Add Almond Paste to butter and sugar mixture and continue mixing at a low speed.
- Slowly add milk one tablespoon at a time allowing to fully combine before adding more milk until desired consistency is reached. I typically add about 3 tablespoons.
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