Honey Cupcakes (Donas Amelias)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Anna P.

When making this recipe use the best honey you can get, I was given this recipe by my aunt, which I will treasure. As these are very popular in Terceira island ,which is in the acores. They are very dense and delicious. Enjoy.

Top Review by wendallyn

I made these for my daughter's class presentation on Portugal (cupcakes are more portable than custard tartlets!) and they smell divine! I used buckwheat honey to give it a strong honey flavor. My 4th grader was cracking eggs forever to make 3 dozen :-)

Unfortunately I'm on a strict diet so I can't enjoy them myself but they look and smell delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups of white cornflour
  • 1 23 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 10 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 5 egg whites, beat with blender to form peaks
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 12 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Pour into medium size muffin tins.
  4. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Cool on rack, sprinkle cupcake's with icing sugar.

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