This is a very exciting moment for me; I am officially part of a blogging crew, a crew! I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a crew in my life, so excuse me while I do my happy dance… (fancy footwork)… (a few more shimmies)… okay I’m back!
So as you might expect, I have been kinda nervous wondering what I am going to say. On your own blog you can pretty much say whatever, but now I’ve got to think a bit more and try to make some sense and not ramble on like I am now.
I’ve decided to do a simple cupcake recipe as baking is my thing, and an easy recipe immediately transports me to my happy place. There’s nothing worse than seeing a cupcake that you want to try, only to discover it has an everlasting recipe with obscure ingredients and a million steps that you pretty much need an afternoon to execute properly.
The one I have chosen today is a honey cupcake with clotted cream. Clotted cream is an integral part of an English Tea and is really tasty. It balances the flavour of the sweet honey but makes the whole cupcake luxurious!
I’ve made the assumption that Clotted Cream is readily available outside of the UK… If this is not the case then apologies & instead use whipped double cream and a little extra honey .
Honey Cupcakes with Clotted Cream (makes approximately 16 cupcakes)
175g/6oz/ 1 cup caster sugar
175g/6oz/ ¾ cup butter softened
2 tbsp of honey
175g/6oz/1.5 cups self-raising flour sifted
pinch of salt
½ tsp baking powder
Extra honey for the topping
1 pot of clotted cream
3 tbsp milk
- Preheat an oven to 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4. Line a muffin tray with muffin cases
- Cream the butter, sugar and honey until soft and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one by one until all mixed in.
- Fold in the flour, salt and baking powder using a metal spoon until all combined. Lastly mix in the milk.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown or a skewer comes out clean. Leave cupcakes to cool on a cooling tray.
- When the cupcakes are completely cool, place a dollop of clotted cream on top and drizzle liberally with honey.
Let me know how you get on with the recipe…
Peace & Love