Holiday Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Honey Frosting (12.11.13)

Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 15:01:30-05
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Miller’s Creamy honey
  • Holiday sprinkles for decorating, if desired

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Line 12 regular-size muffin cups with paper liners or grease cups without liners.

Beat butter, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl with mixer on high speed 1 minute or until well blended. Add eggs; beat 2 minutes or until fluffy.

On low speed beat in milk and vanilla (batter may look curdled), then flour just until blended.

Spoon 1/4 cup into each muffin cup, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in centers of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes before removing from pan to rack.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and honey. Mix well. Top each cupcake.

Finish with holiday sprinkles, if desired.

Makes 12 cupcakes.