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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