I read the comments on this recipe before I made these cupcakes, and one person said that they couldn't taste the green tomato at all. That person is completely right. There may be a slight hint of it, but the other flavors camouflage it pretty well. While the cupcakes were baking in the oven, the whole kitchen smelled like cinnamon, and I started to change my mind a little bit. Then, after I took them out of the oven, they looked like normal cupcakes! I was so surprised! I think I had imagined them in my head as actually being a green color because of the green tomatoes. The batter had a slight green
The recipe pairs the cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting, and I love cream cheese frosting. Because there's some cinnamon in the batter, I added a dash of it to the frosting as well. Then I sprinkled some chopped pecans on top and added some gummy candies. The candy came in all different colors, but when I saw it at the store, the green pieces looked like little halves of green tomatoes.
Overall, these cupcakes sort of taste like a spice cake. I also heard someone here at work say they tasted similar to hummingbird cake. I started out very unsure about these cupcakes in the beginning, but I really like how they turned out!
If you're interested in making these cupcakes, you can check out the recipe here!