Cinnamon Cupcakes with Honey

honey drizzle

cinnamon honey cupcakes

I tackled artificial cinnamon flavor in my last post, and I was happy to turn to the real thing this time! It was a friend’s birthday, and his girlfriend tipped me off to his love for cinnamon. I had no problem fulfilling her request that it be the flavor of my contribution to the party fare.

I worked from a regular vanilla cupcake recipe, adding a tablespoon of cinnamon to the batter. The frosting was vanilla buttercream with a teaspoon of cinnamon. I added a little honey to both for good measure. If the honey flavor was evident in the cake or icing, it was subtle, but I took care of that. Once baked and cooled, I piped on swirls of cinnamon buttercream and drizzled them with honey.

honey drizzle
The cupcakes before transport, newly iced and drizzled

Much of the honey had been absorbed by the time I reached the party, or run off and made a sticky mess of my cupcake carrier, but the unique flavor of honey sweetness remained.

The guest of honor seemed to approve!

Brett birthday cupcake
The birthday boy

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