Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

When it comes to sweet recipes, cupcakes tend to be at the top of our list. There's just something about these personal-sized cakes that keep us coming back, recipe after recipe! But of all the cupcakes in all the world, these Honey Cupcakes sweetened naturally with Madhava Natural Sweeteners Pure & Raw Organic Honey and Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut Sugar may be our favorite. Of course, topping these treats with a lavender buttercream frosting definitely doesn't hurt. The flavor that Madhava Natural Sweeteners wildflower honey creates in this delicious cupcake recipe will have you wondering how you ever made a dessert with any other sweetener!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup Madhava Natural Sweeteners Pure & Raw Organic Honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

3/4 cup Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut Sugar

2 eggs

1 cup butter, room temperature

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lavender extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

For the natural honey cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.

3. In a small bowl, mix together milk, honey and vanilla.

4. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and coconut sugar on medium speed until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, followed by the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined and scraping down the sides as needed.

6. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

7. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to completely cool before frosting.

For the lavender buttercream frosting:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add powdered sugar until incorporated. Add vanilla, lavender and milk, mixing until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium and mix until smooth and creamy.

2. For a thicker frosting, reduce speed and gradually add more powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached. For a thinner frosting, gradually add more milk.

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream Frosting

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Madhava was born from one honey enthusiast and a swarm of hardworking honeybees. Since our humble beginnings in 1973, our efforts have blossomed beyond honey. We have become a trusted leader in natural sweeteners, dedicated to providing healthier alternatives to highly processed, refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. We’re on one naturally sweet mission, to create better-for-you options for all of your favorite sweet treats.
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