There are so many different cupcake flavors in the world that it can be tricky to choose one to bake. However, if you’re tired of the more traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, these lavender and matcha ones might do the trick. Matcha is a finely ground (or milled) green tea powder that is normally used to make tea, but works just as well in baking. These cupcakes contain matcha, as well as many other, more “traditional” ingredients. What about the lavender, you ask? Well that’s placed on top of the cream cheese frosting!
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A themed party can be made infinitely better with color-coding. This means keeping the napkins, drinks, straws, plates and cups all one color. In this case, that color is lavender, and the theme extends to the cupcakes. Turning your formerly bland colored cupcakes a lovely shade of lavender involves starting with a white or vanilla cake mix. (White cake mixes will work better than vanilla, simply due to their base color.) Add in a few drops of food coloring before combining the ingredients, and voila!
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When it comes to unusual cupcake ingredients, dried lavender (the edible variety from a spice shop) and honey are probably at the top of most people’s lists. However, these lavender cupcakes – complete with purple-tinted vanilla bean frosting – are quite tasty. The batter is made from standard yellow cupcake dough, with the addition of the aforementioned honey and dried lavender, plus whole milk. Once they bake, top them with gel-tinted vanilla frosting and enjoy!
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Lavender and honey collide in order to make a perfectly sweet cupcake with just a hint lavender (courtesy of the dried lavender mixed into the batter.) Yes, lavender can be used for more than making scented sachets and potpourri. These also contain flour, butter, eggs, sugar, honey, and several other more traditional ingredients. The frosting is a mixture of mascarpone, butter, honey, vanilla and powdered sugar. After frosting, sprinkle on a few bits of dried lavender for both color and flavor.
Source Bakers Royale
Usually lavender and cupcakes aren’t thought of in the same sentence. However, when you consider the fact that rosemary is often used in baking, why wouldn’t lavender be as well? These Lavender Trust Cupcakes are made from lavender sugar, flour, butter, eggs, salt and milk. Bake, let cool and then cover in lavender colored royal icing and a few stalks of real lavender just to give them a little extra decoration. Serve this unique treat with a smile!
Source Leite’s Culinaria
Lavender is not a common ingredient in the cupcake world, but this interesting blend poses an argument in its favour. With its strong, distinctive scent, combined with the familiar sweetness of vanilla, and a sharp lemon frosting, this is a flavour combination to surprise and delight. The frosting and decoration is undeniably enticing, and could be easily adapted to create a beautiful gift for a baby shower or wedding. Everyone should invite a little adventure into their lives, and what better way than with one of these delicious lavender and vanilla bean cupcakes.
Source The Disney Food Blog
Lavendar Honey Cupcakes, ahhh. The very name sounds sweet, soft, and peaceful, however, these light and tasy cupcakes are no lightweights in the taste department. The ingredients are few and easily found in most local markets, and the recipe promises to be simple and straigh-forward. This is also a quick treat when you consider that the preparation time and bake time combined are less than 45 minutes. With a light frosting this cupcake will be a hit at a tea, pot-luck, or party.
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