Fig and Almond Cupcakes

By Tina
In Afternoon Tea
Oct 9th, 2013
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These cupcakes are so easy to make and the sweet and tangy fig filling helps balance the sweet, almondy cupcake. Topped with cream cheese frosting and a slice of fresh fig these cupcakes look as good as they taste!

Makes 12

Cupcakes:
1 cup of almond meal
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup organic milk
2 eggs
2 tbs lemon juice

Fig Filling
6-8 fresh figs
1 1/2 tbs raw honey
2 tbs orange juice
zest from one lemon

Frosting:
4 ounces of good quality cream cheese
4-6 tbs powdered sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp lemon or orange juice

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 350F. Sift all the dry ingredients for the cupcakes. Make a well in the center.
dry ingredients

2.) Combine all the wet ingredients and pour them into the centre of the dry ingredients.
wet ingredients

3.) Mix together on medium-high speed till the batter comes together. Be careful not to over mix the batter.
mixing cupcakes

4.) Place into a cupcake tray lined with cupcake pans and place into the oven.
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5.) While the cupcakes are cooking prepare the filling with the delicious figs. Chop them up into bite sized pieces.
fresh figs

6.) Place them in a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients and heat on medium.
figs and honey

7.) Cook the fig filling till it resembles a thick jam. Cool slightly.
fig filling

8.) Once the cupcakes are cooked and slightly cooled, cut a small hole in the top being careful not to touch the bottom. Fill with the fig filling and place the top back on.
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9.) Make the frosting by beating together all the ingredients. You may need to adjust the quantities slightly so you have a creamy frosting.

10.) Frost the top of the cupcakes, garnish with slices of fresh fig and serve!
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