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Sep 7, 2008 11:33 AM

Rosh Hashanna Cupcakes?

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on making cupackes for dessert for Rosh Hashanna? My friends always count on my cupcakes and I thought it would be a modern twist along side of my moms choc mousse to serve for dessert.

Does anyone think this would be okay? or any recipes they would suggest?


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  1. What about honey cake cupcakes or apple walnut cupcakes with honey vanilla frosting and some toasted walnuts on top.

    1. I've made honey cake cupcakes.
      I've also made meyer lemon cake with honey buttercream, and that would work beautifully as cupcakes.

      7 Replies
        1. re: milklady

          milklady- can i get the recipe for both?

          1. re: drewb123


            Our family's traditional honeycake recipe (I don't know its true origins). It's pareve which is useful for holiday meals if you're kosher/kosher-style:
            Orange Honey Cake

            1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
            1 cup honey
            1 cup very strong coffee
            4 eggs
            2 tablespoons salad oil
            1 cup sugar
            3 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
            1/4 teaspoon salt
            2 teaspoons baking powder
            1 teaspoon baking soda
            1/3 teaspoon ginger
            1/3 teaspoon cloves
            1 1/3 teaspoons cinnamon
            sliced almonds (optional)

            Combine orange juice concentrate, honey, and coffee. In separate bowl,
            beat eggs until light and lemon colored, then gradually add oil. Beat in
            sugar gradually. Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture
            alternately with the orange mixture, about 1/3 of each at a time. Mix until
            smooth. Pour into a large, oiled, spring form pan (you could also do cupcakes, this will probably make around 20). Top with sliced almonds,
            if desired. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour, or until done.
            Cool before removing from pan.

            For lemon cakes/cupcakes I'm very fond of the Martha Stewart meyer lemon cake recipe (especially as I have unlimited free access to meyer lemons):

            and I use Rose Levy Beranbaum's honey buttercream recipe from the cake bible. She uses honey instead of simple syrup and it's delicious.

            1. re: milklady

              thanks. if i am not huge fan of orh=nage flavor how would you rearrange the recipe

              1. re: drewb123

                I'm not really sure. I would probably find a different honey cake recipe! You can't really just switch to water, b/c OJ concentrate is much thicker.

                1. re: milklady

                  do you happen to have the honey buttercream frosting recipe?

              2. re: milklady

                I'm making this for 50 (thank goodness it's not at my house!) and I thought mini cupcakes would be easy to serve and eat. Any ideas on how long to bake?

          2. Apple cinnamon cupcakes with honey frosting and honey-roasted almonds.
            Carrot and pecan honey cupcakes with orange blossom cream cheese frosting.
            Honey cupcakes with date-pomegranate filling and walnut butter frosting.

            My favorite are probably lemon-pomegranate cupcakes and honey frosting.

            1. What a cute idea! It'd be great to come up with some kind of apple/honey cupcake. In the meantime, there is this apple crisp cupcake recipe:

              1. Make a batter of honey cake and bake it in the mini cup cake pan, u can get decorative wrappers, they will bake less time, I cool them and store in a tin..u can put chopped walnuts on top and leve some plain, whant more ideas, email me at:

                u can freeze your own challah, and I bake my mandel bread ahead of time and put it in a tin, it will keep for 6 mos if nobody is there to nosh it.

                Enjoy. Harriet in NY