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Edmonds hot cross bun cupcakes

Serves   Makes 12
Prep time: 35 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

A fun cupcake twist on the traditional hot cross bun favourite.





  • 1 Pack Edmonds Vanilla Cupcake Mix
  • 60g (4 Tbsp) margarine spread or soft butter
  • 2 eggs (size 6)
  • 125ml (½ cup) milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ cup currants



  • 100g cream cheese, softened
  • 40g soft butter
  • 1 sachet Edmonds Vanilla frosting mix (in pack)
  • 1 tsp honey, warmed


  1. Prepare cupcakes as per packet directions, adding all the spices to the mixture before blending. 
  2. Fold in currants and bake as directed. Let cool completely.
  3. To make the frosting, beat softened cream cheese in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. 
  4. Beat in soft butter until well combined. 
  5. Beat in frosting mix until whipped and smooth, about 1 minute on high speed.
  6. Warm honey in the microwave until very fluid. Brush over cooled cupcakes and let stand 10 minutes.
  7. Fill a piping bag with frosting and pipe a cross over each cupcake. Dust with icing sugar and serve.