It’s uncommon to peer a unadorned cupcake.
Maximum are topped with billows of frosting: The upper the peaks, the extra crowd-pleasing the outcome.
To make a cupcake with none gilding, drizzling or sugary swirling on best takes guts. It additionally takes a plan — how do you compete with all that opulent fluff while you’re in a extra minimalist way of thinking?
Now, I’ve not anything towards frosting. It’s simply that no longer each and every cupcakes wishes it. There’s a case to be made for a cupcake during which the cake itself is so comfortable and buttery that including frosting can be overkill.
Take, for instance, those mini almond muffins. In keeping with a vintage flourless almond torte, they’re velvety and wet, with a fine-textured crumb and a heady almond taste. Additionally they occur to be gluten-free, regardless that with out being obtrusive about it.
I’ve made them simple and easy, and, to my thoughts, they’re fabulous, if a little bit critical in look.
For one thing fancier, regardless that unquestionably extra restrained than a mountain of buttercream, I’ve additionally made them stuffed with chocolate ganache in addition to with cherry jam.
Of the 2, including a bittersweet chocolate ganache is a extra subtle take. It provides a fudgy chew however isn’t the…