What I love about these ginger cupcakes is the delicate simplicity of a honey sweetened cake. So often, ginger is paired with dark sugars that we inevitably connect with gingerbread houses.
Here’s the thing though, fresh ginger is worth using in cake all year round, not just December. It’s delicately spicy and contrasts beautifully with cream cheese frosting.
Speaking of dream cheese frosting, I greeted my husband with a cake stand full of these ginger cupcakes for his birthday and made him guess the flavor. As he took a bite, a gob of cream cheese frosting clung to his beard. He gave me a quizzical look, and immediately said, “ginger.” I’m not sure what pleased me more, watching him lick the frosting from his lips, a smile on his face, or knowing that the ginger flavor was discernible.
Baking Cake with Honey
These are not cloyingly sweet cupcakes with white sugar and artificial coloring. What they ARE is an adult cupcake for those of us who want something to be just sweet enough and celebratory. Grab these gold cupcake liners for some glam.
I recommend following the recipe to a T for best results. Be sure to generously slather with cream cheese frosting and enjoy as fresh as possible for the best texture. Once refrigerated, these cupcakes firm up a bit and are most delicious at room temperature.
What’s your favorite cupcake flavor? If it’s chocolate or vanilla, then what’s your 2nd favorite flavor? Let me know in the comments:)Print
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