Honey cupcakes add a touch of complex, delicious sweetness.
So this is a dish I actually made for a sit-down conversation with a certain Kemetic goddess, Isis. Whenever I learn about new deities, I offer them some sort of gift for their time, especially a snack to share, and a devotee of Isis mentioned she'd like something sweet.
The most common form of sweet I could think of from ancient times? Honey!
I found this recipe from A Taste of Madness, which had a delightful frosting and cupcake combo that worked out really well for a general treat. My only qualm was that I ate the buttercream frosting that was leftover. Don't do that. You will make your stomach hurt from eating straight butter and sugar.
And that's not what we're aiming to do with a cupcake that has the potential to bring self love, abundance, and mental fortitude.
Magic in Honey Cupcakes
When I think of honey, naturally the first phrase to come to mind is the land of milk and honey.
These cupcakes are full of all things that were once signs of abundance: milk, honey, and butter. They're rich and hearty, and they're perfect for attracting wealth (or invoking a sense of luxury into your life).
The elements water and fire are present here, with the Sun and Moon working together in perfect harmony among the ingredients. With the butter making your spells smoother, the honey making the results sweeter and rich with gold, and the milk increasing fertility and abundance, as well as vanilla adding a touch of romance and mental fortitude, these cupcakes can go either way: as a thing to attract wealth and love, or as a thing to remind you that you have plenty to love and be grateful for, including your own self!
Honey Cupcakes (from Taste of Madness)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 4-6 Servings
1/2 cup milk (or 1/4 cup Greek yogurt & 1/4 cup water)
2 tsp white vinegar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup softened plain cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Grease either a pan of 6 large cupcakes or 12 small ones.
Mix the dairy and vinegar until it clumps, then set aside to let it "sour"
Mix your dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat together butter and sugar, then add eggs, honey, and milk mixture.
Combine wet and dry, then scoop into the baking trays.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes
Get cupcakes out of the pan after 5 minutes and let cool completely.
Meanwhile, cream butter, sugar, cream cheese, and honey into frosting
Fill a plastic bag with icing, cut off the tip, and decorate your cupcakes!
These had a really interesting flavor because of the honey. They were rich and moist, with a deeper sweetness that left you satisfied after just one. A must try!