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Fantastical Food Fight: Honey Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

NicholeL
These Honey Cupcakes are light and sweet and topped with a cream cheese frosting.
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Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 1 dozen

Ingredients
  

for the cupcakes:

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup local honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

for the frosting:

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoon local honey
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt

Directions
 

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  • 2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • 3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, honey and vanilla paste. Set aside.
  • 4. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time.
  • 5. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture to your stand mixer, starting and ending with the flour mixture until fully combined.
  • 6. Fill each cupcake liner ⅔ of the way full.
  • 7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden and a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  • 8. Prepare the frosting by adding the butter and cream cheese to the bowl of your stand mixer and beating on medium speed with the paddle attachment until fully combined.
  • 9. Add the honey and slowly add in the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time until fully combined. Add in the salt.
  • 9. If the frosting is too sweet, add a little more salt. If it is too thick, add a splash of milk until it is at the consistency you want.
  • 10. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

Notes

Source: The Cake Blog

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword baking, cream cheese, cupcakes, dessert, frosting, honey
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