Lemon Thyme Cupcakes with Honey Cream

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeAs you can see, my sweet little spot on the Internet has gotten a facelift. It was time to make a change and I was overjoyed to work with two people again (the same duo that created the new look for The Creative Mama) that make this process so easy and enjoyable. Jane Johnson of Jane Johnson Photography and Design made me this gorgeous new logo. Working with Jane is amazing because she is good at knowing what I want, even when I do not know exactly. I knew that I wanted to incorporate lemons into my new brand somehow, and Jane made me the perfect new logo. Lemons are one of my very favorite flavors, and it reflects everything that I want this space to be. Clean and fresh. I also got work with Courtney Kirkland again. She is a brilliant web designer and wonderful to work with. Courtney is a saint for dealing with me, as I do not speak web design. But she can take my idea, and make it work. Both women are a pleasure. Thank you both so much.

In the meantime, things might be a little off center, or not work perfectly, but we are fixing it and working out all of the kinks.

I also signed on to work with Tarte Creative Marketing, an all female marketing and advertising firm. Together, we are coming up with new ways to share content and to grow this web space. I am really excited about what is to come, and the projects that are in the works. I hope that you will join me on this journey, because without you, I would not have made it this far. This space is my home, and I love sharing my kitchen and my life with you.

And the cupcakes aren’t bad either.

To celebrate the launch of my new lemon inspired web space, I created a lemon and thyme scented cupcake with a honey whipped cream. This cupcake is a gentle mix of sweet and savory, and a beautiful way to end a meal. Made with olive oil and Meyer lemon, it is fancy and homey at the same time.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipe1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup almond meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
1/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Honey Cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 teaspoon vanilla

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeIn a bowl, mix together flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeAdd the sugar, eggs, and lemon zest to the bowl of an electric mixer.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeBeat the eggs on medium to medium-high speed until they are pale and fluffy.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeAdd the milk and olive oil.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeAdd the flour mixture and thyme. Mix until just combined.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeLine a 12-muffin pan with paper liners. Fill about 2/3 of the way. Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves for decoration.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeMake the honey cream by whipping the heavy cream with a mixer until the cream begins to thicken. Add the lemon juice, honey (to taste), and vanilla. Continue to beat until soft peaks form.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipeI cut my cupcakes in half, and filled them with cream. Like a little cake sandwich.

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipe

lemon thyme cupcakes with honey cream recipe

Meyer Lemon Thyme Cupcakes with Honey Cream

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Meyer Lemon Thyme Cupcakes with Honey Cream - Meyer lemon and thyme cupcakes sandwiched with a honey sweetened whipped cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Honey Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Add the sugar, eggs, and lemon zest to the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Beat the eggs on medium to medium high speed until they are pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the milk and olive oil.
  5. Add the flour mixture and thyme. Mix until just combined.
  6. Line a 12-muffin pan with paper liners. Fill about 2/3 of the way. Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves for decoration.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.
  8. Make the honey cream by whipping the heavy cream with a mixer until the cream begins to thicken. Add the lemon juice, honey (to taste), and vanilla. Continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  9. I cut my cupcakes in half, and filled them with cream. Like a little cake sandwich.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 55 Comments

  1. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    I love the new design, Bree! It looks great…as do these cupcakes! πŸ˜€

  2. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    I absolutely love the new design. It’s clean, simple, classy, but really cute πŸ™‚ And the lemon thyme cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much Becca. πŸ™‚

  3. ErinCroutons

    The site looks great! As do these delightful little cupcakes. πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Erin! I love it, but I am glad that it is finally done!

  4. chefroommate

    Just found your website via Joy the Baker – I’m so excited to get in the kitchen with your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome! I hope that you will find something that you enjoy!

  5. alison

    Congratulations my friend, it is beautiful.

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you my friend! It was so nice to see you, I am still craving those vegan nachos.

  6. Alyssa

    Love the new look! And can’t wait to bake these cupcakes this weekend!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Alyssa!

  7. lo

    Love the new look, Bree!
    And I’m always so glad to see bakers using herbs in their sweet treats. Thyme and lemon is such an amazing combination. YUM.

    1. bakedbree

      I love herbs in baked goods. Sweet and savory together is my favorite.

  8. Bree

    Your new website and logo are gorgeous! I also worked with Courtney and loved what she came up with. I will also check out your other recommendations.
    The cupcakes look lovely too!

    1. bakedbree

      She is wonderful! This is the second time we have worked together and she makes it really easy.

  9. Stephanie

    The new look is beautiful!! And the cupcakes look pretty good too πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Stephanie! I am very happy with how it turned out.

  10. Liz Ricci

    Beautiful new design! Can’t wait to try the cupcakes….congrats!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Liz! I am loving it too.

  11. Kathleen

    Look the new look. Love lemons. Love cupcakes. Love your site. It’s an all around win in my books. πŸ˜‰

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you so much Kathleen, I love it too.

  12. Shelby

    These look soooo delicious!!! Perfectly in time for the fresh spring season and a lovely addition to your ‘blog lift’ πŸ™‚ congratulations! Look forward to trying these out!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Shelby!

  13. Becky O

    I lived in Kc for 6 years and when i heard you moved that way I kept thinking you HAVE to go to the Blue Koi in Westport… have you been yet? I think you would love the food and atmosphere…

    1. bakedbree

      I love Blue Koi! I love their veggie wonton soup.

  14. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    I just love your new design, it is just beautiful! Love it, love it! Congrats! And how did you know I had a bowl some meyer lemons that I needed to use before my kids decide to try throwing them across the kitchen! These look amazing!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much Jennifer! I hope that you liked the cupcakes.

  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Gorgeous redo! When I first came to the blog, I thought I was on the wrong site!

    And these muffins – wow! You get such beautiful shots. And I’m totally in love with that meyer lemon honey cream.

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad that you stayed!

  16. Kellie

    so clean and fresh and pretty! i really like your new design!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Kellie!

  17. tinafreysd

    I am really excited about what is to come, and the projects that are in the works. I hope that you will join me on this journey, because without you, I would not have made it this far.

  18. Mary

    Bree, congratulations on your new look. Is is definitely light and bright and beautiful. I wish you much happy blogging in your new space.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much, I am happy that it is finally done!

  19. Jessica

    Perfectly lovely new site, Bree! I might just take my shoes off and stay awhile. πŸ™‚ The cupcakes look divine, as always.

    1. bakedbree

      Please do! Thank you Jessica!

  20. Brandon

    I know I tweeted you already, but I have to say it again… beautiful new web layout, I love it! The cupcakes look great as well!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much Brandon, you are a sweetheart.

  21. Mikaela Cowles

    I’m completely new to your site, so I can’t say, “WOW! What an improvement.” But, I can tell you it looks fantastic. I love the new logo. I love clean fresh feel of it (lemons do indeed embody this). And, I really love the Lemon Thyme Cupcakes. So yummy. I have a lemon basil muffin I love, but it doesn’t come with ooy gooy frosting. I can’t wait to give your version a try.

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome Mikaela!A lemon basil muffin sounds divine!

  22. Annie

    The design is very pretty but it says “cupcak” on the home page. Methinks something is wrong….

  23. Mommyof2Girlz/StephD

    Yumm, I can almost spell the lemon and thyme coming from the oven. Thanks for another fabulous recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      You are very welcome!

  24. Anne

    Just found your beautiful site –and love the idea of these cupcakes. Any thought on adapting them for folks with nut allergies? could I go with all flour instead of flour & almond meal?

    1. bakedbree

      I would go with all flour. Maybe a little more lemon to boost the flavor that you are missing out from the almonds.

  25. Melissa E Earle

    Love the new look! It is so amazing, clean refreshing and I’ll just sit back, put my feet up and stay a while. Love it that much! Great job!
    Cheerio
    -Mee

    1. bakedbree

      Please do! Thanks Melissa.

  26. mommy tube

    Heya! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

  27. Krakow transfers

    Great cupcakes! Love the honey cream idea, thanks for sharing, adding to my todo list

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome!

  28. Karen

    This will certainly go in my next rotation…sounds delicious!

  29. Andrea

    I made these cupcakes for my brother’s birthday in an effort to recreate his favorite ice cream flavor from Lick: Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey. Oh my, the were sooo good! I only used two eggs and cut down the sugar to 1/2C and added 3 tablespoons of honey. I topped these with a honey goat cheese frosting. The savory flavors of the olive oil and thyme were so nicely complemented with the sweetness (and goatiness?) of the cheese frosting. Bree, I am so happy I found your cake recipe! It’s definitely one to rave about. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad that you liked it. I hope your brother did as well!

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