Honey Lavender Cupcakes Recipe

Honey and lavender are two of the most exotic food ingredients. Honey holds the key to a healthy lifestyle, and lavender brings in many nutritional and health benefits. Lavender blooms in springs. So, it is a match made in the spring season. A lot of people like to keep their food table according to the current season and incorporate seasonal ingredients like flower extracts, fruits, and vegetables.

What could be more delicious than a lavender cupcake topped with honey buttercream frosting? Kids, teenagers, and adults will love the light and delicious, soft and flavorful, unique, and beautiful honey lavender cupcakes. I prefer to make them in the spring season to keep my table natural and authentic. However, you can try this recipe at any time of the year, and I am sure you will love it. Please note that if you are working with lavender for the first time, you may be a bit hesitant and skeptical about using it as an ingredient. Don’t worry. Food-grade lavender is completely safe to consume.

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Honey Lavender Cupcakes Recipe

The honey lavender cupcakes with honey buttercream frosting, garnished with fresh honey and dried lavender buds, will amaze everyone around them. It is simple to make a recipe to flow with the spring vibes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Cupcake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cupcakes
Calories 833 kcal


For Cupcakes

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Lavender
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • cup Whole honey

For Honey Frosting

  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • cup Milk


For Cupcakes

  • First of all, preheat your oven to 350F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, lavender, and salt. Keep it aside for later use.
  • Now beat butter with an electric mixer until the butter becomes fluffy and a soft foam-like texture is formed. Make sure you keep the mixer's speed on medium setting.
  • Now add sugar, honey, and vanilla to the butter and mix it well. Your aim here is to make a homogenous texture with all the ingredients.
  • Add eggs to the butter mixture one by one. Make sure you beat it well after adding one egg.
  • Pour the dry ingredients and beat the mixture on low settings.
  • Now add milk and beat again on low settings.
  • Your cupcake mixture is now ready. It is time to fill the cupcakes liners.
  • Fill the cupcake liners only 3/4. If you fill them completely, there will be no space left for honey frosting.
  • Fill the cupcake liners only 3/4. If you fill them completely, there will be no space left for honey frosting.
  • Bake the cupcakes for16-18 minutes in the preheated oven at 350F.
  • After the baking time, it is the testing time. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are ready.
  • Let the cupcakes cool on the wire racks for 30 minutes.

For Frosting

  • Grab a large mixing bowl and add powdered sugar, butter, honey, and vanilla. Set your mixer on medium power and beat until the butter gets light and fluffy. All the ingredients must be mixed well in the butter.
  • The frosting is ready. Now you need a piping bag and a star tip for frosting the cupcakes. Star tip improves the presentation.
  • Drizzle with honey and garnish with lavender buds. You can also use nutmeg, chocolate shavings, or eatable galaxy sprinkles for a different touch.



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Some Tools and Tips for Making Honey Lavender Cupcakes

  • If you want to get a supremely delicious taste in lavender cupcakes, prepare the dried lavender yourself. It is a time taking process but yields excellent taste. To dry it for cooking purposes, cut the stems after the flowers have ripened. Now let them dry by hanging them upside down. Once dried, wash them thoroughly and dry roast to remove the floral fragrance. Once roasted, grind for a smooth finish.
  • Skip all the above hassle and make your life easy. Use a readymade lavender powder and get a super taste. I use this powder when I have to make something off-season or don’t have the time to dry the fresh lavenders. Trust me; you will get the same results.
  • To decorate the cupcakes perfectly and in a bakery style, you need a piping tip. Star piping tip works best for honey lavender cupcakes.
  • Mixers are needed in a lot of recipes. If you are more of a baker than a regular cook, you need something professional, powerful, and with more features. A big one from KitchenAid will serve all your needs. However, if you are an occasional kitchen person, you don’t need to invest so much in a mixer. A small handheld mixer will be the perfect choice for you.
  • If you don’t have silicone cupcakes liners with you already, it times you up to your cupcakes game. These liners are eco-friendly, sustainable, and will go a long way with you. Unlike the paper liners, you don’t need to replace them every time you bake some cupcakes.
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  • Need Piping Bags? Look no further. These bags are the best. They are thick and won’t leak, so don’t worry while squeezing them a bit harder. You can even work with them without a piping tip.
  • Organic parchment papers are the best. They are safe to use, healthy and don’t affect our environment.
  • A cupcake pan is needed for making cupcakes. With this pan, you can bake a maximum of 24 cupcakes at one time. It comes with a 10-year limited warranty. This pan fits in all standard ovens. We suggest you wash it with warm and soapy water before using it for the first time.

Final Words

Honey lavender cupcakes is a heavenly taste. The honey-lavender combination gives the cupcakes a unique taste and look. Everyone will be tempted to taste them once and believe me, they are going to love them.


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