Rating: 4.14 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 70 Ratings

Fancy pastry work -- such as these candy-coating monograms -- looks far more difficult to make than they actually are. You don't even need a pastry bag. Just snip the edge from one corner of a resealable plastic bag to do your piping. And you can make homemade cupcakes if you like, but if short on time, bakery cakes will do just fine.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
stand:
30 mins
bake:
10 mins to 12 mins at 350°for the 1-3/4-inch cupcakes (or 16 to 18 minutes for the 2-1/2-inch cupcakes)
cool:
45 mins
Servings:
18
Max Servings:
48
Yield:
48 (1-3/4-inch) or 18 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes
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Lavender-Honey Cupcakes

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line forty-eight 1-3/4-inch muffin cups or eighteen 2- 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, the 2 teaspoons lavender, and the salt. Set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, honey, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until mixture is combined.

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  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.

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  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes for 1-3/4-inch cupcakes (or 16 to 18 minutes for 2-1/2-inch cupcakes) or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

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  • Pipe or spread with Honey Frosting. If desired, sprinkle with additional lavender. Makes 48 (1-3/4-inch) or 18 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (Lavender-Honey Cupcakes)

103 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 55mg; potassium 16mg; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 0g; sugar 13g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.

Honey Frosting

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Directions

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  • Allow mascarpone cheese and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In large mixing bowl beat cheese, butter, honey, and vanilla with mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. Place in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave n 100% power (high) for 20 to 30 seconds, just to soften (do not melt). Makes 2 1/2 cups.

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Reviews

70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2016
4 stars, delicious, and a hit with guests!  I bought some bulk culinary dried lavender (don't know about garden variety), used a whole tablespoon in the batter, and more on top.  No problem with them sticking to liners & they rose just fine.  No clue why they say at the end about the frosting to microwave briefly; mine was soft enough I didn't try to pipe it, but it tasted good.
Rating: Unrated
05/07/2014
I'd like to try this out, but the recipe for the Honey Frosting isn't posted.....it's the same recipe for the cupcakes!! I'd love to try making the cupcakes with the Honey Frosting! Thanks!
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2014
Liking the basket weave icing, you can keep the 'bird droppings.
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05/30/2016
We tried this recipe twice, and both times the cupcakes concaved. Granted, we forgot eggs the first time, but the second time we followed the recipe exactly.
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05/30/2016
We tried this recipe twice, and both times the cupcakes didn't rise. Granted we forgot eggs the first time, but the second time we followed the directions exactly. We were very disappointed.
Rating: Unrated
07/13/2013
can you use lavender from the garden or does it have to be dried?
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Rating: Unrated
05/08/2016
A little too sweet with all the honey in the frosting.  Also, the frosting did not need to be microwaved, was soft enough already.  I recommend you try a test batch before committing to these for a big event.
Rating: Unrated
04/18/2015
As far as I can tell, I made these according to the directions. I added earl grey tea to the milk for added flavor, as another website suggested. They taste great, but they didn't rise, they sunk. And, they are impossible to get out of the cupcake liners, as they stick like crazy. If I make them again, I will make them without cupcake liners, but I don't know how to avoid having them sink in the oven.