How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC/gas mark 6 and line a 12-bun cupcake or muffin tin with paper cases. Take butter, eggs and milk out of the fridge in time to make sure they're at room temperature.
  • Put all the ingredients for the cupcakes, except for the milk, into the bowl of a food processor, fitted with a double-bladed knife, and blitz till totally combined. Process again, adding enough milk to make a batter with a smooth, flowing texture, then remove the blade and spoon and scrape the batter equally into the waiting cupcake cases.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, by which time the sponge should be cooked through and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven, leave for 5 minutes or so, then arrange the cupcakes in their paper cases on a wire rack to cool.
  • Once they're cool, you can get on with the icing. You want the icing to sit thickly on the cupcakes not run off them, and you can aid this by cutting off any risen humps with a sharp knife first, so that each cake is flat-topped.
  • Make the icing and dye the mixture a faint lilac with a spot or two of food colouring.
  • Top each pretty-pale cupcake with a little sprig of lavender before the icing's set dry.

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    " It was excellent "
    jeffsgirl ate it and said...
    Lavendar is my favorite color.Anything in purple and I am drawn to it.These are so lovely. I have always wanted to bake with flowers also.Thank-you for this beautiful recipe.Here is a 5 for you.
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    I've not baked with flowers...yet! I've wanted to try it since Christmas time. Thanks for giving me a recipe to try.
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  • kjroxx 14 years ago
    These are too pretty not to make! Great post, thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    silverqueen ate it and said...
    Got my 5 sound really good to will make thes next week for our ladies luncheon at church.

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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    This sounds and looks awesome. Really love the colour! Thanks soooo much for sharing!
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  • justjakesmom 14 years ago
    OK So you know I don't bake! these sound good, but . . . . You know I don't bake
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