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These artisan cupcakes are blooming with flavors of honey, lavender, and tangy lemon. The delicate, light floral and citrus notes bring out the best in this delightful springtime dessert!
From The Spice & Tea Exchange®3 TBS Lavender Flowers, divided½ tsp Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt1 tsp Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract1 TBS Lemon Sugar (optional)
From the GrocerPaper cupcake liners1¾ cups cake flour, sifted1½ tsp baking powder½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, room temp1 tsp lemon zest1/3 cup whole milk8 oz jar of lemon curd16 oz cream cheese frosting2 TBS honeyPurple and yellow food coloring (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.CHOP 2 TBS of Lavender Flowers. In a medium bowl, combine the flowers with cake flour, baking powder, and Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt.IN a large bowl, beat together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; allowing the first egg to blend in before adding the second. Mix in Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract and lemon zest.MIX the flour mixture into the butter mixture; alternating with the milk. Stir only until combined—do not over mix.FILL cupcake liners with batter (about 2/3 full for each cupcake).BAKE for 25-30 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool briefly, then move cupcakes to a wire rack to finish cooling.GENTLY use a spoon to press a small indent into the top of each cupcake. Fill each indent with 1 TBS of lemon curd. Mix honey into the cream cheese frosting (you may color the frosting at this point if desired) and pipe onto each cupcake. Garnish with remaining Lavender Flowers and Lemon Sugar.
Yield: 1 dozen cupcakesTotal Time: 55 minsPrep: 25 minsCook: 30 mins
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