Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes…Recipe

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by Carolyn 2 Comments

It has been a little while since we shared a delicious recipe with you from the lovely Dana.  So, we are very excited to be able to share her chocolate lavender cupcake recipe!  I could stare at this photograph for ages -it is just too beautiful, not to mention scrumptious looking Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender Buttercream

Ingredients-

For the cupcakes:

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

For the lavender buttercream:

  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender – (combine the milk and dried lavender into a bowl with a lid and set in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, preferably overnight, to infuse)
  • 2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter- softened

 

Instructions-

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers.
  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the cups 1/2 full.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

For the buttercream:

  1. Infuse the milk and dried lavender as stated above in ingredients.
  1. Using a strainer, strain the infused lavender milk to remove the dried lavender.
  1. Sift icing sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer, and add in the softened butter. Mix on low until combined.
  1. Slowly pour in the infused milk. When combined, increase the speed to high for 5 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
  1. Frost and decorate cupcakes as you like.



2 Responses

  1. Looks sooooo tasty!!! The image is perfect to make one starve and want it badly! 🙂

  2. Dubai gift says:

    wow, I’ll add to favorite!!

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