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Lavender Cupcakes

A while back I tagged along on a field trip to a nearby lavender farm. I had wanted to go to this farm for quite awhile because I was interested in baking with lavender and sure enough, the Green Acres Lavender Farm had culinary lavender for sale! I ended up buying some lavender sugar.

Lavender Cupcakes

I found quite a few recipes on the internet using lavender, but decided on a cupcake recipe. The batter had a hint of lavender flavor, but once it was baked the lavender was even more faint. I must say though, the cupcake was still quite scrumptious...

Lavender Cupcakes

And so pretty! I topped it off with our homegrown lavender. Now I realize how easy it is to make lavender sugar, which will come in handy in the future. We had our own little patch of a lavender farm out the kitchen door all the time!!! And yes, it would be classified as "culinary" because it was grown without any pesticides! Of course!


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup very soft butter
  • 7 tbsp. lavender sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk
  • Vanilla frosting (I just made a classic buttercream)
  • Violet food coloring
  • Vulinary lavender to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time, until completely blended. Add the flour and mix gently. Add the milk as needed to reach the right consistency.
  3. Line a muffin pan with 10-12 paper liners and distribute the batter equally. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  4. Decorate with tinted lavender icing and top off with culinary lavender.

Post by Sue