Butter Cupcakes with Grapefruit Buttercream

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Nutrition Information

Total Fat17.9 g
Cholesterol79.0 mg
Sodium121.2 mg
Potassium54.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates51.9 g
Dietary Fiber0.5 g
Sugars37.8 g
Protein3.2 g


  • 1/2 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice - lightly simmered for 8 minutes and cooled
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter - softened
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 grapefruit
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 4 large eggs - at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original
  • Grapefruit zest


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    Buttercream: Place butter into a bowl of a stand mixer or into a large mixing bowl and cream. With the motor running, add 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, to the butter until fully incorporated and smooth. Stir in the grapefruit juice until fully incorporated. Add the remaining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until you have a good buttercream consistency. Set aside until ready to use, (if using at a later time, store in an airtight container and re-whip before using for best consistency).

  3. 3

    Cupcakes: Place flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

  4. 4

    Place butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl and cream together. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Fold in the vanilla and almond extract.

  5. 5

    Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat together until fully combined. Stir in almond milk until a loose batter has formed.

  6. 6

    Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and fill each liner 2/3 of the way with the batter.

  7. 7

    Bake cupcakes for 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cupcake.

  8. 8

    Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

  9. 9

    Finish the cupcakes with fresh grapefruit zest and serve.

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