Have you had a cupcake today? Here is my honey cupcakes recipe; one made with honey and far less sugar. But, mind you, the sweetness is mostly in the glaze or the frosting. Read on….
Cupcakes have become a favourite today, as it is easy to prepare and bakes fast. They are mini cakes in a paper cup and most times come with a generous serving of frosting or layer of icing. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are the most popular, and such recipes are abundant online and in many printed cookbooks. As a matter of fact, cupcakes are so loved that you can find cookbooks devoted specifically to cupcakes. Cupcakes are also a favourite to serve at for children’s birthday parties and baby showers.
Now, I am not a fan of frosting or even icing. At my age I don’t think I should be indulging too much sugar in such treats. That would explain the obvious absence of a “cupcake” on this website up until now. Now, I do have a lot of muffins on the site, but they are all plain, except for this one. So, I guess, if this cupcake hadn’t icing on it could be called a muffin. This one is much lighter than most of my muffins.
Nevertheless, the glaze for this honey cupcake is also very simple. I purposely avoided the frosting because my family tends to waste the frosting on cakes. It usually goes down the drain. This one was delicious with a wonderful crunch. The instruction for the glaze follows after the recipe instructions.
Here is a delicious honey cupcake recipe.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
5 1/2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Note: Generally, each paper cup can hold about 2 tbsp of mixture.
Note: The cupcakes have a somewhat golden look because of the amount of honey used in this recipe.
I found this to have a beautiful effect.
NOW FOR THE TOPPINGS
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. warm water.
Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl and mix it with the warm water. Mix to form a smooth soft paste. Spread the glaze onto each cooled cupcake with a blunt knife. You may add your favourite sprinklers, chopped nuts, or candy decorations.
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp . vanilla
Beat the butter, sugar, milk and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes. Again, you may add your favourite sprinkler, nuts, or candy decorations.
Well that’s it for another post see you all soon with another creative recipe with a trini twist as usual. Yes, we back and posting as usual so look out for more recipes coming at yuh. Hope you enjoyed my honey cupcakes.
Ah gone! 🙂