As you know, I love coconut.
I can not think of a reason as to why someone wouldn’t like coconut. You can have it at anytime of the day! Besides the flesh, you can find coconut milk, oil, water, cream, pastries, and candy.
One of the better known coconut candies is the almond joy. An almond joy consists of a sticky sweet coconut mixture, with an almond placed on top, and then the whole thing is covered in chocolate.
I love both almond joys, and mounds. Something about the coconut and chocolate together is irresistible.
I thought about how to recreate this delectable candy… I wanted to make a cupcake that was like an almond joy, but not as sweet. And I didn’t want this to be a wimpy cupcake, I wanted something big and full of flavor. I decided to go with an almond cupcake.
Side note: I’ve been on a bit of an almond kick ever since I made the frosting for the pink velvet cheesecake.
And for the frosting, chocolate of course! But, I added a little coconut extract to boost the almond joy factor.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to use some pretty flower cupcake wrappers that I picked up at The Wal. My boyfriend, said they make the cupcakes taste better. I also made some mini cupcakes, and I used the same cupcake wrappers as the ones in the BFB Giveaway! They are so adorable!! [Read more...]