Welcome Spring with brightly flavored cupcakes. Scratch cake with lemon zest paired with just a hint of infused lavender make these cupcakes delicious without an overpowering floral flavor.
Lemon Lavender Cake
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons dried edible lavender
Zest of 1 lemon, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Place milk, lavender and half of the lemon zest in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cupcake tins with liners.
Sift dry ingredients into stand mixer bowl.
Add butter, sugar and remaining zest and mix until sand-like texture is achieved.
Strain cool infused milk. Discard lavender and zest pieces.
Beat egg and add to infused milk.
Slowly add egg mixture to mixer on medium speed until combined. Scrape down bowl as necessary.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they spring back to the touch.
Cool completely before frosting.
Looks amazing! What did you use for the frosting?
It is poured fondant. We have several recipes here on Cake Central. You can apply it by dipping, or in this case pouring it onto the cupcakes. Let it dry and it will make a shiny shell finish. You can flavor or color it any way you like.
Oh yum! Would this recipe be suitable to use for a tiered cake?
I'm going to use this for my Easter cake this year instead of my traditional strawberry! What a great way to use up the last of my dried lavender.
Another wonderful recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.
do you have to use dry lavender. is there a way to use other form of lavender, like
This looks amazing and it comes in perfect timing for my father's birthday. Has anyone tried the recipe in a tiered cake? Any piece of advice is welcome. Cheers from Costa Rica!
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