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Weekly Winner #45

7 Jul

The first week of July has been colorful to say the least!

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

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Vanilla-Bean Coconut Cupcakes

VB-Coconut-Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Triple-Salted-Caramel

4th of July Cupcakes

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Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

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Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

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And, with 20 points, the winner is…

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Dixie Crystals.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on July 31st to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

Day 341 – Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

7 Jul

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below from The Cake Blog).  Sure.  It sounds like a lot of honey.  But can you every really have too much honey?  Nope!  I didn’t think so!

Honey-Cupcake     Mini-Honey-Cupcake

The cupcakes are fairly dense and chewy. They are slightly oily, but not greasy. They have a very sweet flavor. I’m not sure I would nail it down as honey, if I didn’t know that’s what was in them. But they are sweet like honey, so it all makes sense.

Honey-Cream-Cheese-Frosting

The frosting is soft, but stable, and very creamy. It has a nice, sweet honey-cream cheese flavor. Simple and to the point.

Honey-CC-Cupcake     Mini-Honey-CC-Cupcake

When you put them together, honey is the obvious star of these cupcakes. They are sweet and smooth with a strong honey flavor. Still very simple and to the point. And a nice little something different. Honey is occasionally a player in cupcakes, but rarely the star.

Honey-CC-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18

Mini-Honey-Cupcake-top

RECIPE

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe from The Cake Blog)

Honey Cupcakes:

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Honey Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • yellow food coloring (optional)
  • yellow sugar sprinkles

For directions visit The Cake Blog.

*Tomorrow: Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes*

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