Well, hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Talk to you later.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lavender Cupcakes with Earl Grey Icing for Valentine's Day!
Herbs for Love. I found a recipe on Facebook for lavender cupcakes with earl grey icing. I tried to surprise The Herbal Husband, but he discovered I was making them. As you can see the lavender cupcakes just came out of the oven. One got put back in for a bit more time. OK, had to try it! Here is the recipe link I used from sheknows.com. I changed it up a bit. I didn't use the food coloring and they taste just fine without it. I'm also not going to use the frosting recipe because The Herbal Husband doesn't like heavy frosting and it's too caloric for me. I also baked them about twice as long as the recipe calls for. At 13 minutes, they were still underbaked. So I say start with 13 and work your way up if necessary. I think I ended up at 20 or 25. I downsized my minutes, because they were just a touch overdone. OK final decision on temperature and time. The Herbal Husband requested a second batch and I baked them at 375 and for 20 minutes and they were perfect. Cooked all of the way through and not over baked. I made a cup of lavender earl grey tea and let it cool and I took a couple of teaspoonfuls and beat it into the frozen whipped topping. Sorry if you like real whipped cream, use it. Also if you like the frosting idea, go for it. Here is a finished cupcake. They are delicious. The whipped cream came out a tad runny, but delicious.