Lavender Lemon Cupcake Recipe

Lavender Lemon Cupcake Recipe




Cupcakes and Flowers! What a girl wants!

Such a beautiful and delicious cupcake. Give it a try!

Shared by hilarymakes


Cupcake Ingredients:

(makes 20 cupcakes)

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 tsp lavender flower

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature

4 eggs

2 cups flour

3 tbsp baking powder

4 tbsp milk

Directions:

Pour sugar into a medium sized bowl. Add the lemon zest and lavender flower. Using your hands, run the flower and zest into the sugar until fragrant. The zest will get mostly combined in but the lavender flower will still resemble tiny pellets. This is normal. Do not worry. Set aside.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Slowly add milk and mix until well combined.

Scoop the cupcake batter into lined muffin tins - fill halfway. They will rise quite a bit.

Bake in the oven at 325 degrees fahrenheit for about 15-18 minutes - or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Lemon cream cheese icing

8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon zest

4tsp fresh lemon juice

4 cups powdered sugar

Lavender flower, for garnish

Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and the butter. Add the vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice, mixing to combine. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Frost your cupcakes and garnish with a few lavender flowers.




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