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dreaming of spring lavender cupcakes

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Doreen Fish
Oshawa, ON

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!!!

(4 ratings)
yield 12 or 24 mini ones

Ingredients For dreaming of spring lavender cupcakes

  • 1/3 c
    whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    dried lavender sure they are pesticide free
  • 1 c
    unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter at room temperature...can use unsalted but i like the flavor better with salted...
  • 1 lg
  • 12 sm
    sprigs of lavender, optional
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    shortening ( i tend to use all butter...your choice
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar not the powdered
  • 1 tsp

How To Make dreaming of spring lavender cupcakes

  • 1
    Infuse 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.
  • 2
    Bake 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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