Iron Cupcake – Basil

September 21, 2008 at 3:22 am 3 comments

While I was making my own Cakeoff Cupcakes, I went ahead and created my own Basil Cupcake for Iron Cupcake: Earth

Here it is:

The recipe:

Vanilla Honey Cake with Basil Peach Filling:

1 cup Flour
2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
Pinch of salt
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Butter, Softened
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
6 tbsp Honey
1 Large Egg
2 tbsp Unsweetened Applesauce
2 tbsp Skim Milk

Combine all of the wet ingredients (Vanilla, Honey, Egg, Applesauce and Milk) in one bowl. Then, sift together all of the dry ingredients. Crumb the butter into the dry until it all looks like a crumby mess. Combine the wet and the dry, mix until it just comes together and then pour into your cupcake pan with papers already set. Bake at 350 degrees until done (about 20 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean!

Peach Filling:

2tbsp finely chopped Fresh Basil
1 Ripe Peach

1 tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp cup of your favorite tea. (I used Chamomile for mine.)

Cut up your ripe peach into small small pieces and add to a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. It will seem kinda dry in that pan.. Don’t worry. Put a top on it and let it mellow at low heat for about 40 minutes, mixing every couple of minutes. Once the peaches look soft and delicious, remove from heat. Oh god this smells good…

Cinnamon Basil Buttercream:

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
2 egg whites

3/4 c Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 c Unsalted Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Over a pot of simmering water, combine in a heatproof mixing bowl the egg whites, basil and sugar. Beat at medium speed until the sugar is completely dissolved. Take off of the heat and continue to beat until it’s cool and the mixture forms stiff peaks. Next, add the butter, one table spoon at a time until the entire amount is incorporated and it’s smooth and satiny, add the cinnamon last and let it chill overnight before using it.



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tiffany  |  September 24, 2008 at 12:09 am

    In one word….. yum! I HAVE to make these this weekend!

  • 2. Kelly  |  September 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I wanna make it…only…’2 tbsp cup of your favorite tea’. Is it 2 cups, 2 tbsp, or a cup and 2 tbsp….WHAT IS IT!?!? I’m confuuused. Haha. Call me! 😀 ❤

  • 3. Annie  |  September 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I’m wanting to make it too, but how do you put the filling in the cupcake? Is it dolloped in while it’s still batter or piped in later? I can’t wait to try this!


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