Ally Jones’ bumble bee honeycomb cupcakes Recipe

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10 min


18 min

goodtoknow user Ally has sent us her recipe for her delicious-looking bumble bee cupcakes. Ally uses Crunchie bars for decoration and low fat cream cheese to keep the calorie count down


  • 100g soft margarine 

  • 100g caster sugar
2 eggs 

  • 100g self raising flour 

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
500g low fat soft cream cheese
  • 300g icing sugar 

  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • 3 Crunchie bars 

  • Sugar Bee decorations (available from Squires Kitchen)


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. 

  • Place 12 cupcake cases into a muffin tin. 
Put the margarine, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder into a large bowl & mix with an electric whisk for 2-3 mins until smooth. 

  • Half fill the cupcake cases with the mixture. 
Bake for 13-18 mins until the cakes spring back when touched. Take out of the tin & cool on a wire rack.

Beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence using an electric whisk till smooth. 

  • Spread/pipe onto the cupcakes & then have fun decorating.

  • Chop the Crunchie bars into chunks about 1cm thick & arrange on the top with a sugar bee amongst the honeycomb.

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Ally says she always doubles the mixture to make 24 cupcakes, as they are always hugely popular

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