I made these tasty little cakes last Sunday for Father's Day. Since my dad is more of a vanilla guy, I decided to make a batch of my family's favorite vanilla cupcakes.
My dad recently bought me a new cupcake recipe book (I think it's his way of asking me to make more cupcakes!) with a bunch of recipes I have never made before. The first recipe I decided to try from my new book was a honey lavender frosting. It was absolutely delicious, and I will definitely make it again!
Thanks for reading!!
Vanilla Cupcakes (found here)
Honey Frosting (found here)
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened (1 package)
1/2 C honey
5-7 C powdered sugar
Vanilla lavender sugar (purchased here)
1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with a mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at a low speed until blended. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes until creamy. Makes 3 cups.
Lavender Brittle (found here)
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C water
1 tsp lavender
1. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil; coat with cooking spray.
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring gently until sugar dissolves. Cook 4 minutes or until golden. (Do not stir). Remove from heat; carefully stir in lavender. Rapidly spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely; break into pieces. Makes 1/2 C.