Simple fresh corn cupcakes with a brown butter honey frosting.
Or maybe I’m the only one that is surprised. If you google ‘corn cupcakes’ lots of results pop up, which means I’m probably a little bit behind the curve when it comes to corn in my cupcakes. I wouldn’t have even known about it if David Lebovitz, one of my favorite food writers, hadn’t posted a link to the recipe on Facebook (thank you, David!).
After reading the recipe it really started to make sense. Corn is naturally sweet so why not make cupcakes with it? I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. My initial assumption was that it would go one of two ways: either the cupcakes would end up tasting like corn muffins or the flavor would be nonexistent.
Well, I was wrong and am happy to report that these cupcakes are moist and tender with just enough corn flavor to make it interesting and different. The frosting is very rich and buttery and makes the cupcakes super decadent, although I would be happy to eat the cupcakes just by themselves.
Visit SFGate for the recipe!
Megan Marlowe says
These look so absolutely delicious! What perfect timing too as I just scooped up some fresh corn at the grocery store this week! I know what I’ll be making.
Thanks, Megan! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
My husband loved these the first time around so I’m FINALLY making them for him again!
Bonnie Lewis says
these look so good and makes me want to make an icecream out of them!
I have corn on the brain this morning. Seriously. What a yummy recipe.
I just made these and they turned out lovely. The frosting gets better when you let it sit for a bit after making it. We’ll see how they go over with my workmates tomorrow!
Rachel J says
Owwweee, I simply love corn in cornbread so this treat sounds tantalizing!
These cupcakes look absolutely delicious…corn and brown butter? Count me in anytime! 🙂
These are really beautiful! Now, if only I can figure out how to make them vegan…
I just discovered your site and am so happy that I did. These little cakes look amazing. I can’t wait to explore more of your posts!
This is new to me too, and it sounds fantastic! Love the browned butter in the frosting. Wish I could taste a cupcake right now.
Kathy Gori says
now that’s just not fair!
You take such gorgeous shots! I can see how all those ingredients would work well together, never would’ve thought of putting them together though.