Any honey lovers out there?
My son is a honey lover. In fact, he does the grossest thing with honey. I’m not even sure I should admit this, because it’s a tad on the yucky side.
He drizzles honey on hot-dogs, like most kids put ketchup on hot dogs.
It weirds me out, but someone taught him to do this very young and it wasn’t me. In fact, I’m not even sure who turned him on to honey and hot dogs, so it’s difficult for me to pass the blame, and believe me, I’m passing the buck on this one.
Yesterday afternoon, I was feeling large and only partially in charge, so I decided it was time I exercise. I’ve been a real slacker lately and my pants are protesting.
Know what I mean?
The YMCA was closed and the weather wasn’t ideal (I’m a fair weather walker), so I began jogging in place in my living room. I was ready to give-up after thirty seconds, so my daughter turned on the television to trick my mind into forgetting that I wanted to die of cardiovascular stimulation.
She put on Next Great Baker.
The irony was not lost on me.
Well before the Next Great Baker was chosen, my jiggly legs collapsed and I fell into the couch. No amount of good intentions can save you from couch cushions. It’s all over once you sink in.
That’s when we decided to bake cupcakes.
I’ve never tried honey buttercream before, but the bottle of honey was out on the counter and before you know it, it was on my cupcake, and then in my mouth.
Honey buttercream frosting (or icing…what’s the difference?) pairs well with lemon, vanilla, or even pumpkin and spice cakes.
Honey Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup softened butter = 1 stick
(I used salted butter which I think works well with the sweetness.
If you use unsalted butter, maybe you can add a dash of salt.)
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons honey
a few splashes of milk, or heavy cream, or half & half (any milk works)
In a mixer, cream the butter. Add powdered sugar and honey slowly. Add milk until a desired consistency is achieved. You want to be able to spread it on your cake or cupcakes.
Drizzle honey on top if desired. If you’re going to drizzle a lot of honey on top, you may want to cut down on the amount of honey in the frosting. It all depends on how sweet you like your icing. Taste it as you mix it.
I’m glad we gave the honey a try. It was different.
Are you a honey lover? Have you ever tried honey buttercream frosting before?