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Honey and Rose Cupcakes

A recipe from Honey and Rose cakes. I've never baked with honey before, so was rather anxious working with this sweet goopy syrupy goodness. It was also the first time I have used the bottle of rose water I bought a month ago. This recipe is heavy on the honey and as such I think it over powers the rose water. It still tasted lovely, but I think you could get away without quite so much honey. You will also notice that there is no sugar in this recipe, all the honey replaces the need for sugar.

Rose and Honey Cakes Recipe
Rose and Honey Cakes Recipe

Oven Temperature 180 degrees / gas mark 4
Baking Time 20 mins
Makes approx. 24 cupcakes

Honey and Rose Cakes Recipe
1 jar honey (310g approx.)
225g butter
300g SR flour
3 eggs
1 tbsp rose water
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

100g butter
225g icing sugar
2 tbsp rose water
Sugar paste flowers to decorate

Whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, stir in the rest of the wet ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients, combining thoroughly. 

I whisked the eggs separately for a good 3-4 minutes to get as much air into the mixture as possible, as I was worried the honey would make for a heavy cake. But it turned out fine, it did not have a super rise to it but it was light enough.

For the topping, mix the butter and icing sugar together, then mix in the rose water. Pipe or spread onto the top of the cakes. I've also been busy making sugar paste flowers to decorate the cakes.
Honey and Rose Cakes Recipe
Rose and Honey Cakes Recipe

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  1. These look absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try them. I suspect they won't look as good as yours but as long as they taste good that will be fine

  2. Honey can overpower flavours so easily, but they look absolutely beautiful and I bet they taste pretty special!

  3. Beautiful cupcakes. I know what you mean about the honey overpowered the taste but a good recipe nevertheless.

  4. They sound absolutely delicious and they look so very pretty - beautifully decorated. I love honey in cakes, but it is a strong flavour and there is an awful lot of honey in those cakes. the honey cakes I made recently were with a mixture of sugar and honey, which gives the flavour of honey, but not an overpowering one.

  5. These look beautifully delicate - I would never have thought to pair honey and rose but they sound gorgeous! Thanks for entering them into Alphabakes

  6. Lovely little cupcakes, honey and rose sounds delicious!! I've never tried honey in a cupcake before! I think I'm goint to make similar cupcakes for Teatime treats too...if I can find the time!!

  7. FABULOUS FABULOUS entry into Tea Time Treats Angela, I JUST love these wee flower cakes! They make me smile......you did a GREAT job with the icing too! Just wonderful - thanks for the entry and pass me one over now please! Karen

  8. These honey cupcake are very pretty!

    This is my first visiting your blog and will be back for more... Here I am being your latest follower :D

  9. Honey and rose sound like a delightful combination! Thanks for entering these beauties to AlphaBakes!


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