Lavender and honey collide in order to make a perfectly sweet cupcake with just a hint lavender (courtesy of the dried lavender mixed into the batter.) Yes, lavender can be used for more than making scented sachets and potpourri. These also contain flour, butter, eggs, sugar, honey, and several other more traditional ingredients. The frosting is a mixture of mascarpone, butter, honey, vanilla and powdered sugar. After frosting, sprinkle on a few bits of dried lavender for both color and flavor.
Source Bakers Royale
These apple cinnamon cupcakes with mead frosting and a honey swirl consist of only 7 ingredients. Yes. 7: apples, cinnamon, apple sauce, eggs, flour, sugar and butter. When combined, the results are a dense, moist, yet still sweet cupcake. The frosting, on the other hand, is made from mead (an alcoholic honey wine), butter, sugar and milk. Yes, this means that they should be for adults only, at least when frosted. Top with a honey drizzle in order to up the amount of sweetness.
Source Cupcake Project
If you truly want to serve your guests something unique and different, then it doesn’t get any better than these jasmine cupcakes with raspberry and honey. The trick to getting the jasmine flavor just right involves infusion jasmine flavored tea with butter, then adding it to the recipe alongside raspberry vinegar, flour, eggs, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. The frosting is a honey cream cheese, make literally from honey, butter and cream cheese. Top with fresh fruit, if you’d like.
Source Cupcake Project
Everyone knows that when you have over-ripe bananas you can make banana bread or muffins out of them, but why not try to move in a different direction and bake some cupcakes instead? These banana cupcakes with honey cinnamon frosting take there flavor from the mashed bananas in the batter, plus the whole, sliced banana that goes on top of the lucious honey-cinnamon frosting. How’s that for a twist of something different?
Source Marth Stewart
For a taste of springtime, or simply something different, check out these honey lemon cupcakes with lemon poppy seed buttercream. While they sound complicated, they are not as hard to make as you’d think. The cupcake batter contains lemon zest, honey, buttermilk, sugar, flour and other more-traditional ingredients like eggs and butter. The frosting is a mix of butter, sugar, lemon extract and poppyseeds. Simply bake the cupcakes and then slather on the frosting once they cool!
Source The Baking Robot
Chamomile is a calming tea, but when combined with white chocolate and honey, it makes for a tasty cupcake as well. The chamomile used in the cupcake batter is made from combining chamomile infused milk (sounds strange, but is not hard to make at all) with sugar, baking powder, flour and other standard ingredients. The honey and white chocolate come into play in the glaze frosting that sits atop each of the soothing and yummy cupcakes. How’s that for something different?
Source Hummingbird High
Want to enjoy s’mores year-round, without having to start a campfire in the winter or mess up your microwave melting chocolate and marshmallows in it? Check out these s’mores cupcakes. The base is made of a graham-flour based batter that also includes cinnamon, honey and vanilla extract, along with more traditional ingredients like butter, brown sugar and salt. The chocolate ganache frosting takes the place of the more-traditional chocolate bar in the real deal, and the toasted marshmallow squished on top of the frosting add just the right finishing touch.
Source Cooking Classy
I’m sure that you’ve heard of the classics: banana bread and banana cake. Now you can add one more to the list — banana cupcakes! Made from mashed bananas, eggs, flour, and vanilla extract, plus other traditional ingredients, after baking, these cupcakes turn out to be both moist, light and amazingly tasty. The honey cream frosting consists of only five ingredients: honey, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and heavy cream, resulting in a sweet and light topping that pairs perfectly with the bananas in the batter.
Source Java Cupcake
Lavendar Honey Cupcakes, ahhh. The very name sounds sweet, soft, and peaceful, however, these light and tasy cupcakes are no lightweights in the taste department. The ingredients are few and easily found in most local markets, and the recipe promises to be simple and straigh-forward. This is also a quick treat when you consider that the preparation time and bake time combined are less than 45 minutes. With a light frosting this cupcake will be a hit at a tea, pot-luck, or party.
Source I Sugar Coat It
Source Laura’s Little Bakery