With my rising obsession with Cupcakes, I am adapting “Anti-Aging and Healthy” ways to completely indulge in these sweet treats… Therefore, the well known Superfood, Açaí, was next on my list! I paired the cakes with Roasted Cocoa Nibs, so it would compliment the taste of this luscious berry and it turned out AMAZING!!
So what is Açaí?…
Açaí is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. It contains a remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. Also, Açaí has the synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health. As well as an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
To make these lovely little cakes you will need:
1 1/2 Cups Organic AP Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Organic Cream
1 Tablespoon Organic Açaí Berry Powder
1 stick Organic Butter, unsalted & room tempurature
3/4 Cup Organic Sugar
2 Organic Eggs
For the Frosting:
1/2 stick Butter
1 Cup Organic Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Organic Cream
1/2 teaspoon Açaí Powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the cups of a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With mixer on low, add half of dry ingredients, followed by the cream and Açaí. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixture, beat the butter, powdered sugar, milk and Açaí until smooth.
The frosted Cupcakes are best eaten within 1 day.
Your taste buds, body, health and skin will LOVE the benefits of these decadent cakes!!