I love the smell and the flavor of jasmine in anything..so few months ago when I was in LA at the Asian market I bought a bottle of Jasmine essence, I did not know how or with what I was going to use it but I had to buy it, I could not help it the fragrance is deliciously intoxicating… .
And today I was experimenting with almond flour and I wanted to use it without adding any flour to the batter to make cupcakes, I made up this delicious cupcakes recipe and as I was writing the ingredient in my notebook I remembered the Jasmine essence I bought a while back and I wanted to use it in this batter to see if both flavors, the almond flour and the jasmine essence works with each others…
……LET ME TELL YOU!!! THE FLAVOR WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS……..
The only bad thing about these cupcakes is they did not rise or hold their shape like the normal cupcakes made with flours, once I took them out of the oven they collapsed or I should not say collapsed they just sunk in the middle which it was ok with me,the flavor makes up for it a hundred percent and I was planning on cutting the tops and topping them with the berries…
The first batch I created I used cupcakes paper cups thinking it will be easy to peel off but that was not the case, they stuck to the papers and crumbled because I used the olive oil to replace the butter which the butter grease the papers while its baking that what makes it easy for the papers to peels off, they are very delicate and melt in your mouth deliciousness…So we eat them and I made a new batch without the papers 🙂
There is no carbs, gluten or sugar in this cupcake recipe, yes they are amazingly sugar free….
Preheat oven to 350′
1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
2 1/4 cups almond flour
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup Splenda sweetener
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. jasmine essence
1 large egg at room temperature
nonstick oil cooking spray
6 tbsp. sugar free strawberry preserve
6 tbsp. sugar free blackberry preserve
Mix of your favorite berries, I used 3/4 of a cup of each… blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cut up strawberries.
In to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a flat beater attachment add olive oil, Splenda sweetener and mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
Add vanilla extract, Jasmine essence and egg, mix for about a minute.
In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Alternating with the buttermilk add the almond flour mixture in thirds and mix on high speed for about a minute.
Liberally spray a cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray and with an ice cream scooper scope the batter in to the pan, I used two tablespoon scooper.
It should yield exactly 12 cupcakes, I use every last drop of each batter I make in order to write the correct amount of the outcome of each recipe in my notebook and on my posts.
Bake for 32-33 minutes or until slightly golden.
Remove and cool in the pan for 5 minutes, with a small offset spatula carefully release each cupcake away from the pan by going around it and place on to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Divide the preserve in to 4 equal saucers, heat them all in the microwave for 1 minute, cool for few seconds before adding the berries.
Add each type of berries to it’s own saucer and mix well…you could do one batch of mixed berries in a large bowl and add to the cupcakes, but I liked the look of each one, they are unique on their own and everyone has a choice of what kind of barriers to chose from to eat.
Add as much as you like of the berries mixture to each cupcake…
There are so many choices to top these cupcakes with, one of them is adding a dollop of whip cream over the berries..To me thy were just delicious as is….