So I had a whole jar on honey that had never been used… and I have all this Marzipan left over from Christmas time…
What to make?? Well, I can think of a few things, but let’s be honest… Cupcakes always work out.
I started with a simple honey cupcake recipe, and tweaked it a little to add the marzipan:
150 g butter (I generally use in every cupcakes recipe half of the amount of butter called for and substitute the rest with oil. Why? It makes the cupcakes more moist)
100 g Sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey
150 g Flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
100 g Marzipan (I am totally giving a guess-timate on this, I am notorious for eyeballing in baking. I know! I’m sorry, it’s a big no-no in baking.)
Mix the butter, sugar, and honey together with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl, and with your hands, combine the marzipan and eggs until smooth. Add the eggs to the sugar/honey/butter mixture a little bit at a time.
Sift together the flour and baking powder and add slowly. If the mixture is too thick you can add milk one tablespoon at a time until reached the desired consistency.
Divide among your baking cups and bake at 180 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes.
I had never made honey OR marzipan cupcakes before… I really enjoyed the combination of the two together.
Wait! What about the icing? I used a cream cheese icing… and it was fabulous. Although, I encourage you to use your preferred icing!