Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poppy Seed Lavender Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are a new recipe to me, given to me by Doreen and aneleganttea.com. I made these for a bridal shower recently, but I thought they would be nice to post for Easter. English Lavender is safe to use in cooking but should be used sparingly, so your food does not taste like perfume. One of the more popular things to do is to take a cup of sugar, throw in some lavender and seal it up. Use this sugar in any cake or cookie recipe you have for a subtle but amazing lavender taste. You can purchase lavender at orgnaic or natural food stores if you do not have access to home grown.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • ½ tsp soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp lavender
  • ½ cup sour cream 
Method:
  1. Beat eggs well. Beat in the sugar mixed with lemon zest, poppy seeds and lavender.
  2. Stir in oil until well mixed and vanilla.
  3. Mix dry ingredients. Then add alternately with sour cream to wet ingredients.
  4. Scoop (using small melon baller size scoop) into prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake 13 min at 350 F. Yield: 36 mini cupcakes
  6. Ice with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. 

8 comments:

  1. These look just beautiful, Anneliese!

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  2. Anneliese. ..so sorry to have high jacked your beautiful cupcakes today. ..I for one. .wanted to say they look beautiful!

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  3. These cupcakes look so good Anneliese, I love that they have lavender in them!!

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  4. What a wonderful presentation! You have that special touch in making your food look so lovely. I wish I had those on my table.

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  5. What a wonderful presentation! You have that special touch in making your food look so lovely. I wish I had those on my table.

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  6. is it my imagination,or did the font get smaller? was wondering if anyone else had trouble with the small font. Could it be made a bit larger? just wondering. love your blog.

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  7. I love things with sour cream in them!!! Yum!

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  8. These are soooo good!I even fed them to my husband and 3 yr old. They didn't realize they were eating lavender till I told them. so fun!:)thanks Aunt Anneliese!-Chelsea

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