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Honeypot Cupcakes

These sweet treats pack a chocolate surprise.

food

Honeypot Cupcakes

These sweet treats pack a chocolate surprise.

Ingredients

Honeypot Cupcakes

  • 429 grams all-purpose flour
  • 265 grams caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 375 milliliters (1 1/2 cups) of milk
  • 125 milliliters vegetable oil
  • 125 grams butter
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (can some substitute with sour cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey for the batter
  • 1 cup of honey to drizzle over the cupcake.
  • 1 cup chocolate sauce

Frosting

  • 1 batch of Fluffy buttercream frosting
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3-4 drops yellow food dye

Steps

Honeypot Cupcakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan-forced oven
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple of minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together).
  3. Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand-like texture.
  4. Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add the honey and mix for another 20 seconds or until honey is combined.
  6. Fill each paper 1/2 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  7. Core the center using an apple corer or a sharp knife and fill with chocolate sauce.
  8. Frost your cupcakes by fitting the end of your piping bag with a round tip and frost in a swirl motion.
  9. Drizzle with honey before serving.

Frosting

  1. Prepare your buttercream frosting by adding the yellow food dye and honey and mixing until everything is well combined. It's best to use a mixer to do this as adding honey to buttercream frosting may cause it to either split or go soft. Using a mixer on high speed will help the frosting keep its shape and consistency