Honey Bee Cupcakes

Honey Bee Cupcakes
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2 Reviews
Tender, delicately flavored honey cupcakes are frosted with honey buttercream and decorated with jelly bean bumble bees. 
45 min
Prep Time
1:45
Total Time
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
honey
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1/2 cup
whole milk

Bumble Bees

12
yellow jelly beans
2 tablespoons
chocolate chips, melted
24
sliced almonds

Frosting

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons
honey
4 cups
powdered sugar
Honey, as desired, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl; set aside. 
  3. Place 1/2 cup butter and sugar into large bowl; beat on medium-high speed until well mixed. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, lemon zest and vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  4. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely. 
  5. Place jelly beans on parchment paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over jelly beans to look like bumble bee stripes. Immediately place two almonds slices to look like wings. Let stand until chocolate is set. 
  6. Combine 1 cup butter and 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey in large bowl until well mixed. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at medium speed until creamy and smooth. (Frosting will be thick).
  7. Spoon frosting into piping bag fitted with large round tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes to look like beehive. Decorate with jelly bean bumble bees; drizzle with honey as desired. 

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
570
Cholesterol
95mg
Carbohydrates
87g
Protein
3g
Fat
25g
Sodium
320mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

easy peazy I used wilton honeybees or the bees but the cake itself was great.

Rating

Hi Stacy, we're sorry to hear this didn't turn out for you. We brought it back into the test kitchen and made sure our amounts were right. We hope you give it another try!

Rating

This recipe is flawed. I made these cupcakes twice and both times they failed. The centers fell, the edges spread out and browned, and the cakes stuck to the cupcake liners. The cake itself tastes DELICIOUS, but your test kitchen needs to figure out the issue with these.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Mallory
Hi Stacy, we're sorry to hear this didn't turn out for you. We brought it back into the test kitchen and made sure our amounts were right. We hope you give it another try!
Posted June 08, 2017

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