Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes

By forgoing the generic route of traditional sweetener, this recipe delves into the realm of the unique, and includes the rich, smooth flavors of all natural clover honey. These Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes combine a medley of flavors and textures in a way that will be sure to delight your taste buds.

Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes
Baked Goods
18
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate, divided
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Clover honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ pint raspberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 1.
  2. Cut 2 ounces of chocolate into 18 pieces; set aside. Place 6 ounces of coarsely chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave 30 seconds on high; stir well. Microwave 30 seconds more on high and stir until all lumps are gone. If more melting is necessary, microwave in 10 second increments and stir until all lumps are gone. Chocolate should not become too warm. 2.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. 3.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add honey and melted chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. 4.
  5. Add half of the reserved dry ingredients to the butter mixture; mix on low until just combined. With mixer running on low, slowly add the buttermilk. Add remaining dry ingredients until just combined. 5.
  6. Place a Tablespoon of batter in the bottom of each paper-lined muffin tin. Add one piece of chocolate and 2 to 3 raspberries to each cup. Fill muffin tins two-thirds full with remaining batter. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool. Frost with Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting, if desired.

Honey Champagne Fondue

This Honey Champagne Fondue recipe takes the path less traveled with it’s inclusion of natural honey as a flavor enhancer. The honey provides an extra dimension to the already delightful array of ingredients. This recipe is guaranteed to leave you hungry for more.

Honey Champagne Fondue
Appetizer
2
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. Swiss or Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups brut (dry) champagne, or sparkling wine
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss cheese with cornstarch and dry mustard to coat; reserve. In a heavy pan or fondue pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Saute shallot and garlic until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add champagne and bring to a boil. Slowly add reserved cheese mixture, a little at a time, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir in honey and lemon juice; stir until smooth and continue to simmer 2-3 minutes more. Season with nutmeg and pepper. Serve immediately; keep warm.

 

Honey Custard French Toast

A delicious variation on the traditional french toast recipe. This easy-to-make dish is perfect for a casual family breakfast or a specialty brunch menu. Honey is the ingredient responsible for the smooth, rich flavor of this already delicious meal.

Honey Custard French Toast
Breakfast
6
 
Makes 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1-1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • ⅛ Tsp. Salt
  • 12 Slices (3/4 Inch Thick) French Bread
  • Butter
  • Honey and Toasted Pecans
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, beat together honey, milk, eggs, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, turning to coat.
  3. Brown soaked slices in butter over medium heat, turning once.
  4. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pecans, if desired.
Nutrition Information
2 Slices44716g64g3g14g226mg