Honey Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream
These cupcakes were really easy to make, in fact so easy that I'll share the recipe with you for the Honey Cupcakes!!
225g/8oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter9floz clear honey
100g/4oz soft brown sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
300g/10oz cake flour
2.5tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 160C/320F/Gas 3
- Place butter, honey and sugar into a saucepan and warm over a low heat until the butter has melted and sugar dissolved. Boil for 1 min, then allow to cool and thicken
- Beat the eggs into the cooled mixture
- Place the flour into a bowl and slowly pour in the honey mixture beating at the same time to avoid lump. The mixture should be smooth.
- Spoon in the mixture into cupcake cases about two-thirds full. I use a #16 blue ice cream scoop, which is about 4tbsp
- Bake for about 25 mins, or until a fine skewer comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the tray for 5 mins then remove to a wire rack.
- Warm 2tbsp of honey in a small pan and brush over the tops of the cakes to glaze. Allow to cool completely before adding the honey buttercream. (Recipe adapted from Lindy Smith Cupcake Celebration)
110g/4oz (1 stick) butter
350g/12oz icing sugar/confectioners' sugar
2-3tbsp honey (depending on taste)
- Bring butter to room temperature. Beat with electric mixer using the paddle attachment.
- Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and continue to mix until the mixture is light in colour.
- Add the milk and honey and continue to mix for 5 mins.
- Place in a pastry bag with a wilton tip 1M and pipe onto cupcakes.
- It can also be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator, but re-beat before using. (Recipe adapted from Lindy Smith, Cupcake Celebration)
Colour the fondant using food coloring and simply press them into a button mold. I used Wilton Fabric Designs, Flexible Molds http://www.monstermarketplace.com/specialty-baking-supplies-and-kitchen-ware/wilton-fabric-designs-flexible-fondant-and-gum-paste-mold
Carefully remove from the mold and place onto foam to air dry completely. It usually takes about 24 hours.
Place on top of your cupcakes anyway you like!
Hope you have fun making these great cupcakes :)
Sugar & Spice, Hannah~