Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Almond Macaroon Cupcakes

I made these tonight because Kris made me want ice cream... It is a very good thing we don't have a Dairy Queen nearby.
These were really good! They are soft and cakey like angel food cake but with just a bit of coconut. I didn't have maple extract so I used almond extract and changed the name. The original recipe is below=)
Maple Macaroon Cupcakes
3/4 cup flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple extract (not syrup)
1 cup flaked coconut

Mix flour with 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt and set aside. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and 1/3 cup sugar until soft peaks form, then add vanilla and maple extracts and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold flour mixture into egg whites. Fold coconut into egg whites.
Fill paper cupcake liners 2/3 full (do not grease) and bake in cupcake pan at 300 degrees for about 40 minutes or until just golden. Let cool completely. For a real treat, top these with fresh strawberries and whipped cream


Anonymous said...

HAHA about Kris making you want icecream.. lol..
mmm they look delic!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Yum!! These look yummy!

Anonymous said...

These look so yummy!!! :)