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Fig Jam Filled Almond Cupcakes

Fig Jam-Filled Almond Cupcakes

  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For me, this is the BEST cupcake recipe because it has two of my favorite ingredients: Fig Almond Confit and Almond Flour. These cupcakes are moist, fluffy, and have a fruity filling, and sweet and creamy frosting. Gluten-free recipe.


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For Cupcakes:

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 3 cups almond flour or meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Frosting:

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the Filling:


  1. Place racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 325°.
  2. Spray the muffin pans with nonstick spray and place the paper liners.
  3. Sift almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Use a stand electric mixer and whisk eggs and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and whisk in almond-flour mixture and 2 teaspoons vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Divide batter among muffin cups.
  5. Bake cupcakes, rotating pans top to bottom halfway through. Bake for about 20 minutes, insert a toothpick into the cupcakes and they will be done when the toothpick comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack and let cool.
  6. Use a stand electric mixer on medium-high speed, and beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add powdered sugar in 2 stages incorporating after each, beating until fully - about 2 minutes. Add cream, almond extract, and vanilla. Beat until light and creamy, about 1 minute.
  7. Make a hole in the center of the cupcakes with a pineapple or apple corer. Fill hole with a teaspoonful of the Fig & Almond Confit.
  8. Spread frosting over cupcakes and top each with a small handful of almonds.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 30 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg
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