That turned out to be a wonderful problem to have as the icing melted a little on the bottom and made the cake super moist!
These taste just like devil's food chocolate cake to me, but you'll have to judge for yourself!
- 2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I use raw,organic cacao)
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt1. Preheat oven to 350.2. Cream honey and butter together in mixer for 1 minute.3. Add eggs 1 at a time and beat for 30 seconds after each addition.4. Add dry ingredients. Beat for 30 seconds.5. Add vanilla extract.6. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 17 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.7. Set aside until only slightly warm to the touch. About 30 minutes. Then top with buttercream.
Buttercream Icing -
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- 3/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp butter1. In small sauce pan, bring water to boil for double boiler.2. Mix eggs, honey, vanilla and salt together in mixing bowl.3. Turn heat until boiling water to low-med and place mixing bowl on top of pan.4. Whisk egg/honey mixture constantly for 4 minutes.
5. Remove bowl from heat and pour contents into mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until mixture is light and fluffy. It will almost look like the marshmallow mix and will take about 5 minutes.6. Add butter one Tbsp at a time until all is added.7. Beat on high for an additional minute.
Note: If you want this icing to be more firm you can refrigerate for a few minutes. Too long and it will become too hard to spread.
Troubleshooting: If your icing separates during the butter addition, allow mix to sit on the counter for about 5 minutes and then continue to beat the icing. It may take awhile, but it WILL turn into smooth and gorgeous buttercream!This happens when the butter is still too cold.
I also made this in a round cake pan, lightly greased with butter and spread the icing in a thick layer on top. It was even better than the cupcakes!! So good in fact, that it was gone before I could get a picture!
Any way you slice it, this chocolate creation is to die for. ;-)