Dessert,  Recipe

Chocolate, Champagne, Coffee and Raspberry Macarons

Yes, macarons are a particular dessert to make. They can be finicky but you can do it! They are so delicious and fresh when made at home.

Here I have two basic macaron recipes: vanilla and chocolate. With these, the macaron flavors are limitless! Just finish with your filling of choice. Below, I have four fillings to get you started: chocolate, champagne,  raspberry and coffee. 

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Basic Vanilla Macaron Recipe

with this base, the colors and filling flavors are unlimited!!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time8 mins
resting time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 24
Calories: 71kcal

Equipment

  • piping bags with open circle tip
  • parchment paper
  • food coloring, if desired

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring if desired

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Sift together confectioners sugar, almond flour and salt. Set aside. 
  • *It is incredibly important that the egg whites are room temperature in order to get a stiff meringue. Warm eggs are SO difficult to crack and separate. Separate eggs while cold and bring to room temp in a bowl. Whisk egg whites until bubbly and add cream of tartar.
  • Keep mixing until egg whites are completely white (no clear liquid left). Slowly add sugar and vanilla, whisking until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in almond flour mixture making figure eights with the spatula and mix only until smooth. Now is a good time to add food coloring if desired.
  • Fill piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Try to pipe out consistent circles onto the parchment lined baking sheets. I usually count to 3 while piping each macaron. 
  • Lift and drop the the sheets multiple times to release any air bubbles. ***you must let the macarons sit for 30 minutes or until no longer shiny before baking to prevent cracking. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Fill with buttercream, jam or chocolate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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Basic Chocolate Macaron Recipe

with this base, the filling flavors are unlimited!!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time8 mins
resting time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 24
Calories: 59kcal

Equipment

  • piping bags with open circle tip
  • parchment paper
  • food coloring, if desired

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring if desired

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Sift together confectioners sugar, almond flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. 
  • *It is incredibly important that the egg whites are room temperature in order to get a stiff meringue. Warm eggs are SO difficult to crack and separate. Separate eggs while cold and bring to room temp in a bowl. Whisk egg whites until bubbly and add cream of tartar.
  • Keep mixing until egg whites are completely white (no clear liquid left). Slowly add sugar and vanilla, whisking until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in almond flour mixture making figure eights with the spatula and mix only until smooth. Now is a good time to add food coloring if desired.
  • Fill piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Try to pipe out consistent circles onto the parchment lined baking sheets. I usually count to 3 while piping each macaron. 
  • Lift and drop the the sheets multiple times to release any air bubbles. ***you must let the macarons sit for 30 minutes or until no longer shiny before baking to prevent cracking. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Fill with buttercream, jam or chocolate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Chocolate

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Chocolate Ganache Filling

the only chocolate you will ever crave after tasting this ganache!
Prep Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: filling
Servings: 48 macarons
Calories: 24kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Heat the heavy cream but do not let boil.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until it is all melted and the mixture has become a glossy, consistent cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Coffee

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Coffee Chocolate Ganache Filling

chocolate with a kick!
Prep Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: filling
Servings: 48 macarons
Calories: 24kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules

Instructions

  • Heat the heavy cream but do not let boil.
  • Add the chocolate and coffee and stir until it is all melted and the mixture has become a glossy, consistent cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Champagne

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Champagne Buttercream

tangy and sweet this frosting is heavenly!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time30 mins
Total Time54 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: filling, frosting
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Bring the champagne to a boil then simmer over medium heat until reduced, about 15-20 minutes. cool completely.
  • Cream the butter and add 2 cups of sugar. When the sugar and butter are completely mixed add 2 more cups of sugar.
  • When mixed completely again, add cooled champagne, vanilla and salt. Add more sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until the frosting has a thicker consistency that peaks when you pull the beater out.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Raspberry

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Raspberry Buttercream

tangy and sweet this frosting is heavenly!
Prep Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: filling, frosting
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp raspberry extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • pink food coloring

Instructions

  • Cream the butter and add 2 cups of sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk. When the sugar and butter are completely mixed add 2 more cups of sugar.
  • When mixed completely again, 2 tablespoons of milk, vanilla and salt. Add more sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until the frosting has a thicker consistency that peaks when you pull the beater out.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!

 

 

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