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Fall Inspiration: Spiced Honey Cupcakes

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It's that time of year again; every girl's favourite season! You can dig out the fluffy Ugg boots and go queue for an overpriced Pumpkin Spiced Latte (worth every penny btw) because it is finally the Autumn! And what's better than crispy leaves and cozy scarves? Baking! And I have the perfect recipe for you.

I have made these absolutely delicious cupcakes that are lightly spiced with delectable honey notes which linger on your tongue. A bonus is that your house will smell amazing while you bake them. 

Find out how I make them below: 

Gather your ingredients. Mess is optional but inevitable.

Gather your ingredients. Mess is optional but inevitable.

Ingredients:

  • 140g/5 oz unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100g/ 3 1/2 oz brown sugar
  • 100g 3 1/2 oz honey
  • 200g/7 oz plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground all-spice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • some whole almonds to decorate
  • (Preheat oven to 180°c)

1. Prep the wet ingredients

In a wee pan, throw in the butter, sugar and honey and stir on a low heat until the butter is melted.  

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P.s. I did this on my stove, the kitchen table ain't that good.

P.s. I did this on my stove, the kitchen table ain't that good.

2. Sort out the dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, sift the four, baking powder and allspice together.

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3. Combine the wet and the dry to get get a sticky mess

Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture to form a thick batter. 

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4. Thin it out

Add your beaten eggs to the mix to create a runnier, more cake-like batter.

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5. Dish out into cupcake cases

I put 2 teaspoons of the mix into each case and was able to make 12 cupcakes. Play around with your amounts because shallower cases fit less in which equals to more cupcakes! Woo!

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6. Decorate!

Finish them off by setting a little almond on top. I (unknowingly) used salted almonds which made for a pleasant surprise. Slivered almonds would work well too, or even none at all!  

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7. Ready, set, BAKE!

Pop these in a preheated oven at 180°c for 20-25 minutes, or until they are well risen risen and a beautiful honey gold brown. 

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8. Dish 'em out 'n' enjoy!

Once cooked, cool them on a wire rack. When they're cooled you can dust with a little icing sugar, totally optional of course!

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How yummy do they look? They went down an absolute treat in my house! With the smell of them cooking I was tempted to put on festive music but I refrained, haha! If you bake them, show me a picture on Instagram by tagging @theladylifeblog in your photo. I'd love to see! 

Happy Baking!  🍃🍰

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