Spiced Honey Cupcakes with Spicy Cream Cheese Frosting

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by Chris on November 26, 2012

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After burrowing my bottom in the couch for several days as I attempted to swat away a flu that snuck up and sucker punched me, I accomplished a whole lot of nothing. Truly! Yet, despite feeling horrible, it was actually quite nice knowing that “nothing” is all I could do.

I did manage, however, to sneak in a little “electronic folder organization” on the computer, in between Nyquil induced slumbers. A ridiculously overdue task. I am not sure how the disarray transpires! My file and picture organization begins with a clear and fool-proof plan. Then, within a blink of an eye, my external drive looks like someone played 52-card pick up with my folders. Its crazy.

Nonetheless, my attempt to regroup did lead to one clear realization [insert cartoon-like thought-bubble here]. I have posted a myriad of cupcakes over the last year, almost 12 I think. Then, six of 2011′s top 11 posts were cupcakes. Who am I and what happened to all the other treats I love to make? Oh, I realize there are other non-cupcake delights posted, like the Chocolate Chestnut Cream cups, Hibiscus Mango Tea Sandwich Cookies, a Mocha Layer Cake, a (Gluten Free) Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache , ridiculously decadent (White Chocolate Coated) Lemon Bars, and the show stopping Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Center. But, cupcakes have far out-posted other sweets.

Truth is, they’re super simple for me, and easy to make in bulk to bring into work. So, I think that my urge to fulfill a baking itch, coupled with my need to then pass my treats to others pulls me in a no-brainer direction.  Case in point?  These Spiced Honey Cupcakes with Spicy Cream Cheese Frosting.

These Spiced Honey Cupcakes with Spicy Cream Cheese Frosting are the product of my need to make a dent in my 5 lb. jar of almond slices

and a desire to incorporate locally harvested honey from Sarasota, Florida my boss brought back from his vacation into a recipe I can share with him and his family. The fruits of my labor were well worth the steps because he still talks about these cupcakes, weeks later.  Success!

This will be it for a while, though, as far as cupcakes.  Once off the couch and feeling human again, I made a point to bake other indulgences. You’ll see them soon!

Enjoy!

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DessertForTwo November 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Oh yum! I love a little spice in my sweet. I think it’s a Texas thang ;)

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Kate November 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I need to do some major computer cleanup – after I finish with some major house cleanup.

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Zirkie December 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I just love the candied spiced nuts!! Delicious!!

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