1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter
1 8oz package cream cheese
Seeds from 1 plumped vanilla bean (vanilla beans plumped in rum for at least 2 weeks)
2 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
Mix together the buttermilk, honey and vanilla and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time.
Add a third of the flour to the mixer and combine, followed by half of the buttermilk mixture, half of the remaining flour, followed by the last of the buttermilk and remaining flour, beat just until combined.