Just when you thought 2017 couldn’t get any weirder, now we have news that PICKLE CUPCAKES are a thing. That’s right: pickle-flavored cupcakes are coming to a bakery near you. (Well, maybe.)
This isn’t the first time that someone had the idea to make pickles into a dessert. On the “Today” show this summer, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford sampled chocolate-covered pickles on their Tryday Friday segment and were pleasantly surprised with the flavor.
It turns out the combo of salty and sweet makes for a perfect dessert … hence pickle cupcakes!
There are variations on pickle cupcake recipes. At Delish, they used a 1/4 cup of pickle juice in the batter, along with a 1/4 cup of chopped pickles. The frosting has a touch of bourbon, as well as cream cheese (and of course, sugar and butter). A pickle slice garnishes the treat so there’s no surprises for anyone who thinks this might be a regular vanilla cupcake! The result is a sweet yet salty surprise with plenty of pickle flavor.