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

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Open-Faced Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches with Crab and Poppy Seeds on Pumpernickel

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Sour Cream Semifreddo Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Absinthe, Almond, Black Currant and Cherry Cupcakes with Poppy Seeds

Recipe courtesy of The Cake Mamas

Plum Poppy Seed Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Deb Perelman

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw

Recipe courtesy of Marie Pappas

Parmesan and Poppy Seed Lollipops

Recipe courtesy of Lorraine Pascale

Poppy Seed Rolls: Makowiec

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here