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Quarantine Baking: Honey Cupcakes

Hello everyone! Welcome to BirthMay 2020! Today, I wanted to share some honey cupcakes that I made during the quarantine.


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I really have enjoyed trying out new recipes! Also, now that I’m baking more, I do feel like I don’t have to spend astronomical amounts on ingredients anymore because all the basics are already. Sure, I do have to buy flour and sugar more often now but that’s not a huge issue at all.

Anyway, after various cookies and breads and such I wanted to make some cupcakes. The parents requested them without any of the butter cream frosting (it would have been chamomile) so I just did the honey cupcakes.

In case you’re new, BirthMay is my annual birthday celebration where I blog every day for the month of May. This is the fourth annual BirthMay and no matter how many BirthMays you’ve been here for, thank you for your support!


Baking Honey Cupcakes

I found a recipe on Pinterest for “Honey Cupcakes with Chamomile Buttercream” through a site called “A Cozy Kitchen”. I loved the photo of them although mine didn’t end up looking anything like them. As I previously mentioned, I didn’t make the buttercream, just the cupcakes!

Recipe Pros and Cons

Well the cupcakes were super easy and simple! Really there were no cons, since it was very straight forward and super easy to put together. There were a lot of specifics, as in some ingredients were mixed with others at certain steps so there were three mixtures going on at the end before mixing everything together but it wasn’t bad at all. I really liked how clear the recipe was though!

I did look at the instructions of the buttercream and it sounded time consuming but not too difficult. There’s a stove portion, then it needs to be strained and left to cool in the fridge for awhile before mixing in the rest of the ingredients. Even so, it sounded yummy!

Results

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Ta-da! I actually made these for my birthday so I used the cups that looked like confetti. Love it! The cupcakes themselves were a lovely tan color and looked delicious! I do wish I had also decorated them but I’m really the only person that enjoys frosting in the household so I didn’t want to make it just to waste the buttercream. And they looked great anyway (in my opinion)!

Thoughts

I do think that the cupcakes were really good but they were pretty bland. I think it was because they were supposed to have that buttercream, so they weren’t meant to be super interesting to eat on their own. If they were supposed to be more like muffins, then I’m sure they would have been honey and something cupcakes. Even so, they were still good and lightly sweet so I enjoyed them!


That’s my experience making honey cupcakes! I think if I try them again I’ll look for a honey and something version or try them with the buttercream. They’re pretty good alone too though!

Thanks for reading!

Pamela

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