Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes

I haven't made a cupcake in over a month and I was feeling particularly sour about that yesterday. Its sort of spring in Seattle right now and lavender is a big part of spring and summer here. A few years ago I tried to make a lavender cupcake and it flopped. My mistake was in using an extract and not the real thing.

This time around I used a slightly modified version of a chocolate cake recipe that I'm fond of and I decided to use lavender in the icing only. I stepped the lavender buds in hot soy creamer and then chilled the mixture before adding it to margarine and powdered sugar that I had been mixing together. I was bad and didn't measure a thing which is fine so long as the result is good. Thankfully it was. The cake was extra moist and the lavender icing was perfect.

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