There is nothing mild about these Thai-inspired cupcakes. As soon as you are within grabbing length of these cupcakes, the unexpected aroma of fish sauce caramel buttercream hits you. Once you place the scent, let it take you to your last Thai meal. You’ll recognize the smells from the tom kha soup you or your neighbor enjoyed. A peel of the wrapper reinforces the setting. The cake practically breathes coconut milk, lemon grass, and kaffir lime.
Bite into the featherweight Thai-inspired cupcake and you’ll see that the smell translates flawlessly to taste. Each bite is filled with a flavor intensity typically reserved only for hard candies. As such, I recommend baking these Thai-inspired cupcakes as minis and treating them as Thai cupcake candy – quick snack shots of Thai-inspired sweet goodness.
Thai-Inspired Cupcake Recipe