Chocolate Almond Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Almond Cupcakes


  • 150g butter, softened
  • 1½ cups brown sugar (pack the brown sugar in)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

How to make Chocolate Almond Cupcakes

While I'm not really a huge chocolate person, in that I don't like eating bars of chocolate, or chocolate candy (except Kinder Bueno hehe), I do love most chocolate-things. Chocolate cupcakes, (some) chocolate cakes, chocolate milkshakes, and truffles. Mmmmm. This is my favourite recipe for chocolate cupcakes. I love the nuttiness that using almond meal gives, and it's sort of derived from a chocolate sponge cake recipe that I tweaked a bit and whittled down for my enjoyment.

It's best served with a creamy buttercream topping, or if you're one of those hardcore chocoholics, then a chocolate icing would be in order here. Since I made these in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep, I've just dusted them lightly with icing sugar. (Makes about 20)

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C, and grease or line a cupcake tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together, using an electric mixer, until the mixture is pale and creamy.
  3. Add in the eggs, and mix until smooth and completely incorporated.
  4. Add in the milk and almond meal, and mix through briefly.
  5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, then mix one final time until well combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into cupcake tins (filling each one about ¾ full). Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack, and serve.

Note: If icing/topping with buttercream, remember to cool the cakes completely, or the topping will probably melt.

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Hi Rachel, to save me having to rummage through supermarket aisles, where can I find almond meal in Singapore? :)

  • rachel
    rachel says

    Most branches of Cold Storage that I've been to stock it in the Baking Needs aisle in 100g packets - these would include the ones at Takashimaya, Jelita, Holland V, King Albert Park. Otherwise, any good baking store like Phoon Huat in Chip Bee Gardens sells it by the (big) packet. (FYI: Almond meal is just finely ground almonds, so if you can't find it, you can always just get whole or sliced almonds, and whizz them up to a fine texture in your food processor)

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Heh! Thank you! I'm trying to get good basic recipes for muffins and cupcakes and your's reads and looks really good! Most cookbooks give really fancy versions, sometimes a little simplicity is all we need. I'll definately give this a try.

  • velsid
    velsid says

    Me encanta!!! Es una receta sencilla pero muy rica, saludos.

  • diana
    diana says

    hey I tried your recipe out and it was good!!! Would you mind uploading the chocolate cake recipe you referred to?

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