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Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes

Looking for a treat to make for St Patrick’s Day that’s so good you’re sure to get kissed? You need to make these Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes!

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Whether you’re Irish or not, you’ll be feeling pretty lucky after eating a few of these cupcakes!

Is it weird that I really want to call them Kiss Me Cupcakes??  I just like the sound of that :)

These little cakes are fluffy and so buttery (yum!) and they have the delightful aroma of almond that comes from almond extract.

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This was my first time making an almond cake, and I know it sounds strange, but I didn’t want to use any actual nuts in the cake, which is why I went with the extract. I modified my butter cake recipe, and it turned out just right! I really love the way the almond extract brightens the flavor of the cake. And it pairs perfectly with the frosting! Oh this fudge frosting…

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It’s thick, and rich, and smooth. Not too sugary…I don’t like frosting that’s super sweet. It is chocolatey though!

It has a deep chocolate flavor with just a hint of almond.  I could just eat the whole batch with a spoon, really.

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Toss on a few rainbow sprinkles and an almond kiss, and these Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes are ready to bring you some luck ;)

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Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Rich buttery almond cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and almond kisses.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 5oz unsweetened bakers chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl beat together sugar and butter until very light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, almond extract, and eggs one at a time, mix well. With mixer on low gradually add in flour, milk and baking powder, then turn to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Pour evenly into 24 cupcake liners. Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from tins and let cool completely before frosting.
Step 2
Beat together the melted (cooled) chocolate with the butter until smooth. Add in the almond extract, sugar, and a few TBS of the milk, mix well. If too thick, add more milk and beat again. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.
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23 Responses to “Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes”

  1. Terry says:

    These sound great and I think Kiss Me Cupcakes would be a good name for these.

  2. I really like that there are no nuts in these cupcakes. Sometimes the extract is all you need. And I am not a fan of super sweet frosting either but super chocolatey frosting? Now, I am all over that!! :)

  3. I love, love, LOVE adding almond extract to pretty much everything. I bet these tasted awesome and smelled good too! That frosting is to die for!

  4. Krista Low says:

    These look amazing! I love chocolate almond combinations.

  5. The combination of almonds and fudge together makes my mouth water! Can’t wait to try this.

  6. Stephanie can I just say that your photography is gorgeous? Each new post, I am blown away! I am especially in love with the third photo down – the cupcake on it’s side showing just the frosting – gorgeous! And your frosting piping job is perfection, too!! :)

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you so much, Sally! That’s a great compliment coming from you :) my hubby got me a new lens for my birthday and these cupcakes were the first things I shot!
      Don’t look too close at some upcoming posts…I have SO many from last year that I never shared and I like to think my photog skills have improved since then. ;)

  7. Christi says:

    These look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Your Almond Fudge Kiss Cupcakes look awesome! Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
    Miz Helen

  9. Winnie says:

    These cupcakes looks heavenly!!
    And the photos are fantastic

  10. Ms. Morgan says:

    These both sound and look delicious. And I love the idea of Kiss Me Cupcakes. :)I’m visiting from the Cooking & Couponing blog hop. Hope you can stop by and visit at

  11. Eek, it looks so perfect girlie! I LOVE the sweet, nutty flavor almond extract lends to cakes and frostings. I can only imagine how decadent this cupcake is! And I super heart the Hershey Kiss adornment, of course :)

  12. Jeni says:


  13. I use almond extract in nearly everything; I just love it. These cupcakes look so good, and girrrrrrrrl, your photos are amazing.

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