The Cupcake With Its Own Fan Club

It’s the Honey Cupcake with Honey Buttercream Frosting.  It’s my most popular post.  On any topic.

I’m pretty sure it has its own Fan Club.

I don’t understand it. I’ve posted a number of other equally yummy recipes, cupcake and otherwise, but none can hold a candle to the RECIPE.

I don’t think it’s because of the picture. On the basis of pictures alone, I would go for the Black Velvet Honey Cupcake or the Pink Champagne Honey Cupcake.

It’s a mystery.  Like the Higgs Boson particle.

Anyway, I’m posting the recipe again for all of you devotees out there.

But I have an Agenda.

Will somebody out there please tell me why this recipe is so popular?  Thanks!!

Honey Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in honey, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into the batter until just blended. Scoop the batter into the cups evenly.

Cupcakes are ready when the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.

Honey Buttercream Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup honey plus 2 TBSP
4-5 cups powdered sugar
milk as  needed for thinning out frosting

In a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the honey for 2 minutes.  Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar .
Start on low speed on the mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency.
Use milk to thin out frosting to reach desired consistency.

14 thoughts on “The Cupcake With Its Own Fan Club

  1. oceannah says:

    Since I won’t be baking these any time soon (working on the bod, eh) I can’t answer other than to say it LOOKS fantastic, and we take the first bite with our eyes ;) a cupcake mystery as grand as the HB particle…I’d better print it out and stash it away for when I can bake some.
    *anna

  2. Cassie says:

    This post has so much win. There’s sweet treats, the treats are a honey recipe for us happy beekeepers, and there’s a healthy dose of geek in there, too! I love this post!

  3. Okay, I think I agree with you, Deborah–the honey chocolate espresso, the honey pink cherry, and the honey red velvet all got me drolling (and liking ;-) ). But, I still like this post :-)–and the recipe and photo do look delcious!

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  5. I just started following you and wasn’t aware of all the other yummy cupcakes (which I need to try, especially that cherry one), but something about adding honey to a cupcake inspired me. I actually just created a blueberry cupcake with blueberry honey icing thanks to you! http://brooklynlocavore.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/an-ode-to-maine/

  6. Oh, it just sounds so divine!

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