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How relaxing is lavender? Well, try it on a freshly baked lemon cupcake and heaven will be opened up to you!
Perfect for summer, bridal showers, baby showers, or just because of a stressful day at work!
Makes enough frosting for about 26 cupcakes.
This is so simple, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried this before!
First off prep your lavender by removing the flower pods and flowers from the stem. Place them in a coffee filter and set aside.
Put milk in a microwave safe cup or bowl and nuke for a few seconds until hot.
Set the lavender and coffee filter into the heated milk and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Dunk it like a tea bag, and make sure it gets its aroma and essence in there. Squeeze the excess milk out of the filter and then you’ll discard the filter and lavender.
In a mixer, combine butter and half of your powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Gradually add in additional sugar and the infused milk, alternating between additions so that you can monitor the stiffness of your frosting.
You may or may not need all of the milk you’ve prepared, so you be the judge. If the frosting becomes too runny, add a little more sugar. If the frosting is too stiff and will break your cupcakes while frosting, add a little more milk/lavender infusion.
To top it off, place a little purple food coloring in there to give it that gorgeous lavender tint.
Top cupcakes or a cake, eat and relax away!
The ‘pots’ for pots de crème au chocolat are not a requirement for making this dark chocolate cream. The dessert may very well be made in ramekins and it will taste every bit as good.
In taste and texture the baked cream resembles a dark chocolate truffle which is why a small ‘pot’ goes a long way. However the special charm of the dessert is in the tubby little lidded ceramic ‘pots’ in which it traditionally is baked.
I chose to use semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate, so that the chocolate flavor would really punch through. This provided the perfect balance of chocolate to make the whole frosting completely “milk chocolate” in flavor.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!