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Honey Cupcakes

These honey cupcakes are bursting with honey flavor. They are like single-serving honey cake!

Honey cupcake with a honey dipper next to it

Baking with honey always yields moist and flavorful treats. These are wonderful as a Rosh Hashana dessert (where Jewish people eat honey for a sweet new year) or any time you want a naturally-sweetened dessert.

What are the Special Ingredients in Honey Cupcakes?

To make these honey cupcakes a little on the healthy side, they are made with white whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

White whole wheat flour is made from hard white spring or winter wheat. This kind of wheat has the exact same nutritional value as whole wheat flour, but because of the variety used, has a milder flavor and paler color. You can also use regular all-purpose flour if you don’t want to buy anything special.

What Kind of Honey Is Best for Honey Cupcakes?

Honey dripping off of a honey dipper
Just like with honey cookies, you can use any honey you like to make honey cupcakes. I’ve tested them with lots of different honeys and once the honey is baked, you can’t really tell them apart.

Save your fancy honey if you want to drizzle it over the tops of the cupcakes.

How to Make Honey Cupcakes

(If you are new to making cupcakes in general, read my post on making cupcakes before getting started.)

Start by mixing the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Mixing dry ingredients

Mix in the honey.

Be sure to measure the honey in liquid measuring cup. Grease the cup first to help the honey easily slide out of the cup.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Whisking eggs, sour cream, and vanilla
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture until just combined.

Slowly add milk until just combined. The milk’s job is to thin out the batter. Cupcake batter should be almost liquid.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake in a 350 F oven for 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

What Frosting to Use on Honey Cupcakes

If you want to double down on honey, honey buttercream is the way to go!

But, that’s certainly not your only option. For a healthy choice, try frosting the cupcakes with Greek yogurt frosting.

Cream cheese frosting

These cupcakes also go really well with a simple cream cheese frosting.

How to Store the Cupcakes

Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days, refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for several months.

Variations

Honey goes so well with lavender. Try adding a touch of lavender like in Baker’s Royale’s lavender honey cupcakes.

You could also add some lemon for a lemon honey cupcake and top it with lemon frosting.

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Honey Cupcakes

These honey cupcakes are bursting with honey flavor. They are like single serving honey cakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Keyword honey cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 cupcakes
Calories 204kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour you can substitute all-purpose flour one-for-one
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix in honey.
  • Add butter and mix until fully combined.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined.
  • Slowly add milk and mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 14 minutes and then test to see if they are done. They are done when a toothpick comes out without wet batter stuck to it. If not done, retest every two minutes.
  • When the cupcakes are done, remove them immediately from the tins and leave them on a cooling rack (or just on your counter if you don't own a cooling rack) to cool.
  • When cool, frost with your favorite frosting!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Honey Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 251IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 comments on “Honey Cupcakes”

  1. Joysays:

    OMG that looks so good.

  2. What a cool idea for cupcake flavor. I’m pretty sure I would love these cupcakes since I love Greek yogurt too!

  3. Lisasays:

    Yogurt and honey together in a cupcake. That sounds like an excellent combination, not to mention a pretty one.

  4. Anonymoussays:

    I tried making these, and the flavor is great!
    We added pistachios to the batter (1/4 cup) and on top, but the cupcakes baked really fast. We took them out after about 15 minutes and they were a little bit overdone.

  5. Luannesays:

    These cupcakes really look delicious. Me and my husband are cupcake fans and we’d definitely try baking this.

  6. Anonymoussays:

    I love the idea and how they look like. I’m gonna try to makes these cupcakes tomorrow and I am really excited about how they taste!

  7. I just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. I was looking for a recipe that I could make ultra-healthy (whole wheat, no refined sugar, no fat, etc.) and yours was it! http://www.csavirgin.blogspot.com/2012/04/whole-wheat-honey-muffins.html

  8. Crystal Vallieresays:

    I have been looking for this recipe for all my life!Thank you SOOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are very smart.
    You are a very good cook!!!!!!!!!

  9. Lizziesays:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much! I’m doing this recipe for my French cooking project. I hope it turns out good, I’ve never made anything before….

  10. Hannahsays:

    5 stars
    I made these for Rosh Hashanah and they turned out very nice! Moist and just like honey cake. Next time I might try some spices and orange peel like in traditional honey cakes but they’re tasty as they are, too.

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