What?! Can it be? I am really posting a cupcake recipe? Darn right, I am! Many of you (or possibly a very vocal few) have been reminding me often of late that it has been quite some time since I last shared a cupcake recipe. This was not intentional but simply a by product of my general approach to blogging which is that I make whatever sounds good and inspires me, and in recent months that hasn’t been cupcakes. However, if there is one thing certain to command my attention, it’s brown butter frosting. Put that amazingness on top of a tender, fluffy spice cake and yes, cupcakes, you have my undivided.
There is not much more to know other than clearly, these should be made at your earliest convenience. In my mind, the brown butter frosting is the true star of the show in this duo and I kind of want to slather it on everything. I knew that it needed a cupcake base that had a subtle enough flavor so as not to overpower it and I think this spice cake is a perfect pairing. Top with some sugared cranberries and you have a lovely and unique holiday dessert, or simply enjoy standing at the kitchen counter and don’t even bother with a plate. They are fantastic either way.