Recipe courtesy of Lauren Zilberman
Print
Popping Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
about 24 cupcakes
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
about 24 cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients for preparing mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • One 8-ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Poppy seeds, for garnish

Directions

For the cupcakes: Prepare the cake batter according to the package directions to make cupcakes. Stir in the lemon zest and poppy seeds, pour the batter into cupcake tins and bake according to the package directions. Let cool completely.

For the frosting: Warm the honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the saffron, turn off the heat and let sit until the honey is room temperature.

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the cooled honey until fully blended.

Frost the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and garnish them with a sprinkle of poppy seeds. 

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cheeseburger Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Rosanna Pansino

Honey-Roasted Carrots with Sesame Seeds

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Sugar Rush

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Bobby's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Bizcocho Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Young Sun Huh

Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

Cookie Dough-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Landis

On TV

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here