Lavender cupcakes

Lavender cupcakes
  • Serves icon Makes 12 cupcakes or 24 mini cupcakes
  • Time icon Takes 20 minutes to make, plus decorating

Gently flavoured with lavender sugar, lemon or rosemary, these gorgeous mini scented cupcakes look as good as they taste.

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs

For the icing

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 4 tsp water or lemon juice
  • Food colouring

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180c/fan160c/gas 4. Line a mini cake tin with paper cases. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat together until just smooth. Divide between paper cases and bake in the centre of the oven for 12-15 minutes (or 20-25 minutes if larger cup cakes).
  2. Remove from the cake tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Mix the icing sugar with water and colour with a few drops of your desired food colouring. Ice the tops of the cup cakes and decorate as you wish.

delicious. tips

  1. Flavour these cup cakes with a little lemon or orange rind, vanilla, lavender sugar (used in place of the caster sugar) or a little finely chopped rosemary. Then top with pink, white or lilac icing and decorate with any of the following: crystallised rose petals or violets, sugar flowers, blueberries and rosemary or lavender flowers.

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