Cute Cupcakes Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Two of my favorite things are easy baking recipes and cute cupcakes… And the following two recipes are that and more.

I haven’t done a lot of baking with honey and I would like to, I love honey.  So I asked my friends at Golden Blossom Honey if they could share some easy baking recipes or cute cupcakes with us that would be perfect for Valentine’s. I think they were successful with the following two recipes. Enjoy!

Cute Cupcakes

Honey I’m Home Chocolate Cupcakes

Honey I'm Home Chocolate Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • Frosting:
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Decorative Valentine's Day candy
Instructions
  1. Frosting: Cook flour and milk in a saucepan over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool completely.
  2. While mixture is cooling, in a separate bowl beat sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and red food coloring until light, pink, and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add cooled flour mixture and beat until frosting is a good spreading consistency.
  4. Cupcakes: Heat oven to 350°.
  5. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  7. In a small bowl, mix hot water and cocoa until dissolved; set aside.
  8. In a large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  9. Gradually add sugar, about ¼ cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally.
  10. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  11. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about ⅓ of the mixture at a time, and cocoa mixture, about ½ at a time, beating just until blended.
  12. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about ⅔ full.
  13. Bake 20-25 minutes until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pans for 5 minutes.
  15. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks.
  16. Spread frosting evenly, top with Valentine's Day candy.

 

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Mini Champagne Cupcakes

Mini Champagne Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 72-74 mini-cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup shortening (softened butter can be substituted)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cups champagne
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • Frosting:
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons champagne
  • 6 tablespoons pulp-free orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • gold colored sugar or edible glitter (found in the decorating section of the baking aisle)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cupcakes: In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat butter on a medium speed, and gradually add sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, then add GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY, orange juice, and champagne. Gradually add the mixed dry ingredients.
  4. Once combined, fold in orange zest.
  5. Lined mini-cupcake tins (found in the baking aisle) with papers and pour batter evenly into a tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Frosting: In a large bowl whip powdered sugar, butter, champagne, orange juice, and orange zest on medium speed.
  7. Spread onto cupcakes and sprinkle with gold colored sugar or edible glitter.

Here are some more Valentine’s Ideas you may like:

Valentine’s Day Blushing Sparkler

Cute Chocolate Layered Cupcakes

DIY Framed Fingerprint Art

previously shared Feb 12, 2014

Are you going to make any Valentine’s Day Recipes this year?

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