Honey cupcakes

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Honey cupcakes

For the cakes:

115g butter, softened

115g caster sugar

115g self-raising flour

2 eggs

1 tbsp honey

For the sticky honey glaze:

60ml water

125ml honey (runny)

75g icing sugar

For the bees:

25g yellow marzipan

12 flaked almonds

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cases.

In a bowl, combine the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and honey. Stir well.

Divide the mixture equally into the cups.

Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and transfer the cupcakes onto a wire rack to cool down.

To make the glaze, bring the water and honey to a boil in a small saucepan, then turn off the heat. Sieve in the icing sugar and whisk again until smooth.

Pour the icing over each cooled honey cupcake and leave to harden. Keep the pan of icing as you will need it to make the stripes on the bees.

Divide the marzipan into six even pieces and roll them into fat sausage-like bees' bodies, tapering them in slightly at the ends.

Use a wooden skewer to paint stripes with the sticky honey glaze left in the pan. Then carefully attach the flaked almonds at an angle to make the bees' wings.

Use the skewer to draw faces on the bees and use a little icing to glue each bee to the top of the cupcake.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Eggs

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Easy, Kids Food, Gifts, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Special Info
Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

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