Lavender Cupcakes

My Dad has a huge array of lavenders in our garden, which instantly made up my mind to make lavender cupcakes when I was thinking of something to bake. I had the recipe for them in this gorgeous cookbook I got as a birthday present last year. It is full of ideas for simple, elegant, savoury, the unusual and the usual suspects of cupcakes.

ingredients include:

    • 6 lavender flowers, plus extra small sprigs to decorate
    • 125g (4oz) lightly salted butter, softened
    • 125g (4oz) caster sugar
    • finely grated rind of 1/2 orange
    • 2 eggs
    • 150g (5oz) self-raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

and for Icing:

  • 150g (5oz) icing sugar
  • 4-5 teaspoons of orange juice
  • a few drops of lilac food colouring

 

 

To make these lavender cupcakes just mix all the ingredients together; divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases lining a muffin tray; and bake in a 180 degree preheated oven for roughly 20 minutes; once cooked and cooled, make up the icing and cover the cupcakes, using the remaining lavender flowers to decorate. Simple.

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4 Responses to Lavender Cupcakes

  1. Até says:

    As soon as I find lavenders… !! 😛 These look so yum !!

  2. i luv lavender cupcakes!

  3. I’m forever walking past lavender and thinking about what I could do with it. This is a really good idea. Is this just average lavender? Are there even lots of types?

  4. Holly says:

    I want that poster!

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