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A decadent macadamia flavored cupcake topped with a silky white chocolate frosting. The perfect sweet treat for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
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Macadamia Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

A decadent macadamia flavored cupcake topped with a silky white chocolate frosting. The perfect sweet treat for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Frosting
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 569kcal

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons macadamia extract

Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 ounces white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and lightly spray each liner with cooking spray.
  • Place butter in the bowl of stand mixer and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the sugar and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, incorporate the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed just until combined.
  • Place the sour cream in the bowl with butter, sugar, eggs, and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in thirds. Mix on low speed each time after adding the dry ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and be sure not to over mix.
  • After all the wet and dry ingredients are combined, add the macadamia extract.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the individual cupcake liners.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with small crumbs.
  • Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. This is also be done in the microwave on half power stirring every 15 seconds.
  • After the chocolate melts, remove it from heat.
  • Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the chocolate and mix and additional minute.
  • Next, pour in the sugar and vanilla. Beat on low speed until the everything is incorporated then switch to medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Ensure there are no lumps.
  • Use a spoon, knife, or cupcake decorator to frost the cupcakes.
  • Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
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