Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Honey and golden syrup meringue cupcakes

Honey and golden syrup meringue cupcakes / Cupcakes de mel com cobertura de merengue

I’ve realized something really important: there’s a huge lack of cupcakes on this blog! Shame on me! :D

I’m determined to change that and my mission has already begun: these tender cupcakes I found on DH mag #41. The meringue topping was a wonderful way of using the egg whites I had left after making stracciatella ice cream for Joao - for the 10th time. :)

Honey and golden syrup meringue cupcakes / Cupcakes de mel com cobertura de merengue

Honey and golden syrup meringue cupcakes
from Donna Hay magazine

250g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (200g) caster sugar
½ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons (370g) all purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
1 cup (240ml) milk, room temperature

Golden syrup meringue icing:
1 ¼ cups golden syrup - I used corn syrup
¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
3 very fresh egg whites

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF; line 24 ½ cup-capacity muffins pans with cupcake papers. Place the butter, sugar, honey and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 10-12 minutes or until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well. Add the flour, baking powder and milk and beat until well combined. Spoon into prepared pans and bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool on wire racks.

To make the golden syrup meringue icing, place the golden syrup and cream of tartar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until soft peaks form. While with motor is still running, gradually add the golden syrup mixture and beat for 4-5 minutes or until thick and glossy.
Spread over the cupcakes with a palette knife.

Makes 24 – I halved the recipe, used 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pans and got 12 cupcakes with high tops; I also got about ½ cup of icing left, even though I halved it too.

Honey and golden syrup meringue cupcakes / Cupcakes de mel com cobertura de merengue


Snooky doodle said...

this looks great! I ve never tried meringue frosting with golden syrup it must be really good.

Steph said...

I love meringue frosting! Cupcakes are lots of fun. They are really addicting to make and eat!

anna said...

Oh, yum! I've made meringue frosting with honey in it before, this sounds fairly similar, and must be amazing! I find I often have the opposite problem from you and try to cut back on the amount of cupcakes I make. I even got tired of making them for a while!

Pille said...

I realised that there's a lack of cupcake recipes on Nami-Nami as well, so I decided to blog about caffé latte cupcakes with cream cheese frosting last night :)
I'm really curious about your golden syrup meringue frosting!! I've only tried traditional ones, but I bet the syrup (or honey) adds a nice flavour touch!!

Katie said...

Sounds fab! Looks so light and fluffy

Emily said...

Mmm your cupcakes look decadent! I love that your new mission is make more cupcakes. Good for you! Love the pictures.

Nic said...

Oh that looks delightful Patricia!

Sarah said...

Mmm. I've been craving anything with honey lately. And I really need to make a meringue frosting like this--it's just beautiful!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I love meringue. That frosting looks so good!

Manggy said...

Naaah, I don't think Joao's addicted. Lol. :) Those cupcakes are adorable-- and I could eat that icing with a spoon! :)

pam said...

Patricia - do you know what golden syrup is in the US? I see it in Donna's recipes, but I'm never sure what it's called here.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Natalie, tks, sweetie! It works well!

Steph, I think you are right - I can't wait to make more cupcakes! :)

Anna, now I want to make it with honey, too! I love honey!

Pille, darling, let's get on this mission together! :)
I have got to check the ones you posted.

Katie, thank you!

Emily, I'll be making more, you bet. Thank you for your words, dear!

Nic, thank you!

Sarah, I love honey - my mom would always have a jar of honey around. :)
Thank you!

Ashley, thank you!

Mark, not at all! :)
He's mad about stracciatella and chocolate ice cream. :)
Thank you, my friend!

Pam, I'm so glad you commented about that - I've used corn syrup in recipes that call for golden syrup and it has worked perfectly. I've updated the recipe.
Tks, darling!

Elyse said...

Oh man, Patricia! These cupcakes look stellar, and that meringue topping is out of this world good. What a great way to use up those leftover egg whites. So glad to see that you've got more cupcakes in store for us!

Deborah said...

What beautiful cupcakes - and I love the meringue frosting!

Daisypicker5 said...

Yummy!!! These cup cakes look soo delicious I think I am going to have to try them soon. I actually made a red velvet cake recently and used this recipe but I actually want to make cup cakes this time.

Maybe said...

Love these cupcakes (and the cups too) !!!

Kathryn said...

I just wanted to know does the frosting set or does it remain soft? I'm still a beginer in some ways in the kitchen. Could you email me the answer pretty please? :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Kathryn,
It does remain soft.

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