Monday, March 31, 2008

Sweet & Salty Honey Peanut Cupcakes

I realized I forgot to post last week's cupcake.
Sweet & Salty Honey Peanut Cupcakes
I found this weeks recipe through her lovely pictures on Flickr which led me to the fabulous Cupcake Bakeshop by Chocklit. She does the most interesting flavors of cupcakes that I have ever seen. I'm going to send you there to get this week's cupcake recipe & just tell you my thoughts on making it.
I was really drawn to this one because I'm a big fan of sweet & salty. The recipe called for a very thick honey (the kind you have to heat to pour) & said it couldn't guarantee the texture of the cupcake & frosting wouldn't change with using a thinner honey. I found some thick honey at Lund's but after seeing the price I decided to go ahead & risk using the honey in the bear at home.
#277 - Saved by the honey bear
I'm not sure what the original textures should have been but this honey seemed to work just fine. The cupcake itself was a lot like a angel food cake with a very spongy texture. It was a little fussy to make but I think worth it. I plan on using this batter again & adding fruit to it, which I think will be wonderful.
The honey flavor was really the star of this cupcake & frosting. I liked its mellow sweetness. I do wish there had been a little more saltiness & peanut flavor. I used really salted peanuts but next time I would add more than the recipe calls for.
I loved the cream cheese & honey frosting!
I would say this is probably more of an adult cupcake & could be a fun end to a dinner party. Kids might not appreciate the saltiness or the fact its not overly sweet.

2 comments:

noisy penguin said...

I'm glad regular honey worked, I've been thinking about making these (as peanut butter/honey sandwiches are my favorite thing ever) but I'm too cheap for fancy honey as well.

I love the cupcakes on Chockylit's blog as well. All the recipes I've tried from there are fabulous (as are the recipes I've tried from your blog).

michelle @ TNS said...

wow, i've never seen a honeybear look so menacing!

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