Dreaming of Spring Lavender Cupcakes

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Doreen Fish

By
@dfish

Ever since I became a soap maker I have lots of lavender on hand... ....we make Lavender Lemonade too and its delicious. I usually make these in the mini cupcake tin and take them to our church potlucks....DELISH!!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12 or 24 mini ones

Ingredients

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1/3 c
whole milk
3 Tbsp
dried lavender buds...be sure they are pesticide free
1 c
unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
3 Tbsp
butter at room temperature...can use unsalted but i like the flavor better with salted...
1 large
egg
12 small
sprigs of lavender, optional

THE BEST FROSTING

3 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 c
milk
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening ( i tend to use all butter...your choice
1 c
granulated sugar not the powdered
1 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Dreaming of Spring Lavender Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Infuse the milk with the lavender buds over night in fridge.
    *Mix batter and frosting milk in one cup and than just divide before baking.Strain out buds before using.

    Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and butter until a "sandy" consistency.Add lavender infused milk until well mixed.
    Beat in egg and mix well.
  • 2Bake at 325 degrees 20 - 25 mins.Cool

    For the frosting:

    Cream butter and sugar...set aside.
    Heat (lavender infused)milk in saucepan and slowly add cornstarch a tablespoon at a time over low heat . Stir constantly until thickened. Cool till barely warm...
    about 5 - 10 mins.
    Add a small portion of the cornstarch mixture to sugar mixture using a electric mixer. Continue adding and whipping till all milk mixtuer is gone....whip till fluffy and sugar granules are gone.
    I tint the icing with a little bit of blue,red and yellow food coloring to make it a light lavender color.
    These are so good!!!

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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