Don’t worry, there’s no fish in these cupcakes on the half shell. These cupcakes on the half shell are simply a new and surprising way to present America’s favorite treat. If you are serving clams, oysters, or other seafood for dinner, this is the dessert that will blow your guests’ expectations out of the water!
Start by baking a lemon cupcake (or any flavor cupcake that you love) into cleaned clam shells.
Then, top the cupcakes with the special topping of melted butter, lemon juice. dried cupcake crumbs, cacao nibs, and chopped fresh basil. Bake again to finish.
Cupcakes on the half shell taste like like any other cupcake, but they are more moist because of the second bake with the buttery topping.
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Kimberly of the lovely Rhubarb and Honey (who happens to be a great friend of mine and co-conspirator for the upcoming Food Media Forum) won my most recent Facebook game of Cupcake Roulette. I was tasked with finding something on her blog to inspire cupcakes. When I saw her baked oyster crackers, I got all kinds of oyster crackery ideas, including making my own homemade oyster crackers! Oyster crackers made me think of oysters, which made me think of clams, which led to these crazy cupcakes. Thanks, Kimberly, for starting me on my path down the fishing hole.