Almond Mocha Cupcakes

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I can’t even explain how good these are. I took them to a party and they were met with grunts of appreciation. That’s really all I need to make me happy. I should marry a caveman.  The whole process took a pretty long time since I had to make the mousse, ganache, and cupcakes separately and THEN let them all sit long enough to have everything chilled during assembly.

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I took the Hazelnut Mocha recipe from VCTOTW and changed everything over to almonds because I am cheap frugal! It also helps me to not devour an entire pan of cupcakes by making them with something I’m mildly allergic to. I tricked myself out of gluttony. The inside of these are stuffed with an almond mocha mousse and covered with the rich chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of chopped almonds. I used my coffee grinder to make almond meal for part of the flour since I don’t have a food processor. It worked perfectly, considering all I needed was 1/3 cup almond meal.

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They are soooo rich and have an amazing chocolate/almond/cinnamon/nutmeg explosion going on. It took me twenty minutes to eat one because my eyes kept rolling back in my head and I feared an all out food coma. I also have a bunch of leftover mousse and ganache that will either be turned into a pie or some truffles. We’ll see where the weekend takes me!

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5 responses to “Almond Mocha Cupcakes

  1. LOL your caveman comment made me laugh! That would be one lucky caveman!

  2. Hi Miss Allison!! As soon as I get my blog roll up and running this is on it! … I’m in awe of your cooking skills.. i mean.. seriously, you actually use ganache! .. 🙂

  3. I want to be caught in that explosion! These look incredible, and from one of my favorite books (got it as a wedding present). You should totally make truffles with the leftover–vegan truffles rock my world, and I am not vegan. I love their texture though. Better than dairy!

  4. coulditbeseitan

    Oooh Cakespy I did make truffles!! They lived on top of a cake that I’ll post soon! So good.

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