Sugar…Oh Honey, Honey Cupcakes Recipe

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White House Honey Cup Cakes

Honey Cupcakes fresh from the oven

My Grandpa Friend was a beekeeper, with a honey and produce stand outside of the old Friends Drift Inn. Honey is always a welcome ingredient in our kitchen. Chewing on warm honey comb with sweet syrup dripping down my chin as Grandpa harvested honey was time well spent!

Beekeepers are busy folks; and in some locations this year’s honey is ready. If you are out shopping pick up a quart or two of local honey. Shop Farmers Market First! Honey is fabulous to bake with and these cupcakes are a classic example of “Honey Goodness.”

I can almost imagine the elves wrapping these cupcakes ever so carefully for Frodo and Sam. “Honey Goodness” it is indeed almost magical.

When it comes to cupcakes, I’m really not on the bandwagon. But these are “White House Honey Cup Cakes.” White House, you know Pennsylvania Avenue….where there is an organic heirloom garden on the front lawn. There’s a beehive there too.

White House Honey Cup Cakes are a moist rich confection, with a dreamy flirty sweetness that pirouettes between cupcake and muffin. They rise very nicely, filling paper liners with golden goodness. Smeared up with a combination of sugar and honey icing, these little baked goodies makes the morning a little brighter. I think I can see Pennsylvania Avenue from here! Giggles

PS For my local friends here’s link to the WDHR and WXCC interviews Spreading the Word….Farmers Market First


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About Joyce

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.