Nanaimo Bar Cupcakes

Nanaimo Bar Cupcakes (from BS in the Kitchen)

  • 1 1/2 cup silvered almonds
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract

Combine your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa) and set aside. Cream your butter until smooth and add your brown and white sugar and cream for three minutes. Add your eggs, beating after each addition. Add in the dry ingredients, alternating between the buttermilk and blend until completely mixed. Using a spatula, fold in the almonds and coconut.

Pour into cupcake liners/tins, and place into a 350°F for 25-30 minutes (until a tooth pick comes out clean). Set aside and let them completely cool until icing.

For the icing, I actually used the middle of the nanaimo bar filling:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp vanilla custard powder
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Ice the cupcakes, toast some coconut and almonds, shave some chocolate and then use those to top the cupcakes.

from BS in the Kitchen (http://bsinthekitchen.wordpress.com/)

Delicious Canadian treat in cupcake form!


 

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