Lemon-Honey Cupcakes: Wednesday’s BUZZworthy Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 2¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. each baking powder and baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 1½ tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ c. unsalted butter
  • ¾ c. honey
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 3 large eggs

Lemon-Honey Frosting

  • 1 c. unsalted butter
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 1½ tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 4 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 7 tsp. to 8 tsp lemon juice
  • Few drops yellow food color

Bumblebee

  • Tootsie Roll
  • 2 piece of string
  • Yellow peanut M&M
  • Brown food marker
  • Clear spice drop candies
  • Small cookie cutter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl to blend. Whisk sour cream, milk, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl until well mixed.
  3. Beat butter, honey and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended.
  4. With mixer on low speed, beat in half the flour mixture, then the sour cream mixture. Beat in remaining flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake 18 to 20 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Beat butter, honey and lemon zest in large bowl with an electric mixer until creamed, about 2 minutes. On low speed, beat in confectioners’ sugar until blended. Beat in lemon juice and a few drops food color until mixture is fluffy and pale yellow.
  7. Spoon into a large ziptop freezer bag, snip off one corner and pipe onto cupcakes, or just spread frosting onto cupcakes.
  8. Tear off a piece of a Tootsie Roll and roll between the palms of your hands to make a thin string. Wrap two pieces of string around a yellow Peanut M&M for body of bee. Using a brown food marker, draw two dots for eyes. To make wings, roll out clear spice drop candies and cut out a 1⁄2-in. circle using a small cookie cutter. Cut circle in half; attach each half by pressing into the front band of Tootsie Roll on the body of the bee.

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