Lavender Cupcakes

"The lavender in these cupcakes is understated yet elegant and thoroughly unique. If the frosting part of the recipe does not appeal to you, you may substitute your favorite buttercream frosting instead."
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Ready In:
12 cupcakes





  • Preheat the oven to 350°F; line a 12 count muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Put the sugar and lavender flowers in a food processor. Process briefly to combine.
  • Tip the lavender sugar into a bowl with the butter and beat together until pale and fluffy.
  • Beat the eggs into the butter mixture, one at a time, then sift in the flour and fold gently. Stir in the milk, then spoon the mixture into the muffin cups.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • To decorate, gradually beat the confectioners’ sugar into the egg white in a bowl, then add a few drops of food coloring and stir to achieve a lavender-colored icing.
  • Spoon the icing over the cupcakes, then top each one with a sprig of fresh lavender or candy sprinkles. Let set before serving.

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  1. I added a tablespoon of fresh ground lavender (which is why the frosting is green.) I also cooked it just a bit because I didn't want to eat raw egg (the little white bits in the frosting.) I really loved these because I like lavender. I wouldn't suggest people that don't like lavender or are "meat and potatoes" type people try these - I gave some to my parents and they said they tasted like perfume & shaving cream :-/
  2. Oh Shannon, such a special and attractive recipe. Made this for a bar-b-q party we had for family and friends and used lavender from my garden. I followed the directions exactly except made them in mini-muffin pans so everyone would have a taste and they were almost gone before the meal started. They were so easy and looked so elegant on the serving table. Everyone at the party - men, women AND picky kids loved them. Thanks for a simple but elegant recipe
  3. These were made for a picnic today, and they were gorgeous! I used lavender from my garden and made them in a mini muffin pan - managing to get 18 smaller cupcakes out of the mixture. I would have prefered a light butter cream icing, as I found the egg white and sugar glaze just a bit too sweet - but that is just personal taste! However, these were PERFECT for an easy to pack dessert. Thanks Shannon W! made for ZWT3.
  4. I made these for my birthday dessert today. I had dried lavender buds in my cupboard. The scent while preparing them was delicious. I was not sure that I would get 12--I did get 12 small cupcakes. The next time I may shorten the cooking time a bit. In a regular sized cupcake pan I don't think I would get 12. They tasted and smelled delicious. I made a buttercream frosting with the lavender buds and homemade vanilla. Again, it smells and tastes good. My chocolate-loving husband did like the cupcake.
  5. I loved these cupcakes! I used lavender that was sent to me by my friend Rita. I also used a buttercream icing, decorating them with a lavender sprig. They got rave reviews all around! Made for ZWT 3 :)


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