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Have you ever thought you were going to drink Sprite, only to find that your server had mistakenly refilled your glass with water?  While water can be satisfying, if caught unaware, the sip can be strange and unnerving.  Likewise, when you hand someone a savory cupcake, you have to warn them to not expect a sugar rush (although with my savory cupcakes, the onion on the top should be a bit of an indicator).  Once savory cupcake tasters have clear expectations, they can settle in and enjoy a unique culinary experience.

My friend Danielle best described these fig, goat cheese, and grilled onion savory cupcakes as follows:

It tastes like dinner.  You know how after you’ve had a good meal, you are left with a sweet satisfied feeling in your mouth?  That’s this cupcake.

The cupcakes were dense and biscuit-like, and while I chose to top them with a light spread of fig and goat cheese frosting, they would also be well received served naked (the cupcakes – not you) during a cocktail party.

Giveaway News

If it’s not already clear to you, the savory cupcakes with fig, goat cheese, and onion were inspired by my Flavor Bible giveaway.  Readers weighed in with their favorite flavor combinations.  There were so many great entries, but I was most excited about entry number 38.  Congrats, Anonymous, you’ve won!

I also promised that I would randomly select a winner.  The random winner is:

I love the idea of anise and orange.  I may have to try it soon!

Now, on to the recipe.

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Onion Cupcake Recipe

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Savory Cupcakes – Fig, Goat Cheese, and Onion

Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C grilled onions
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 C fig spread
  • 1/2 C goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a blender, liquefy eggs, sugar, grilled onions, butter, fig spread, and goat cheese.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just integrated.
  5. Divide batter evenly between twelve cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for twenty-five minutes or until the tops bounce back when lightly touched.

 

Goat Cheese and Fig Frosting Recipe

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Savory Cupcakes – Fig, Goat Cheese, and Onion

Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C grilled onions
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 C fig spread
  • 1/2 C goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a blender, liquefy eggs, sugar, grilled onions, butter, fig spread, and goat cheese.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just integrated.
  5. Divide batter evenly between twelve cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for twenty-five minutes or until the tops bounce back when lightly touched.

 

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