I’d be flattered if these were comments made after I served people corn muffins. In this case, I served cantaloupe cupcakes containing zero corn. I would be offended, only I had to agree that they tasted just like corn muffins! (My other recent cupcake, which also tasted like a corn muffin, at least contained corn meal.)
I happen to have two friends who are allergic to corn. This cupcake would be perfect for them or anyone else reading this who likes the taste of corn but suffers from corn allergies.
I can’t begin to tell you why cantaloupe tastes like corn. Maybe it’s the gritty texture and the mild sweetness? If you’ve got an idea, please let me know in the comments.
Cantaloupe Cupcake Recipe (AKA Fake Corn Muffins)
For extra fun, I topped some of the cupcakes with ginger-flavored pearl sugar. Flavored pearl sugars are a great alternative to sprinkles. Sadly, these gems are hard to come by. I found them at a local store that no longer sells them. The only place I’ve been able to find them online is a French site (it looks like they do ship to the US, but it’s pretty pricey – lucky European readers).