Recipe | Lavender Coconut Mini Cupcakes

Lavender Coconut Mini Cupcakes by Erika Rax (for

After I impulse bought a massive bag of dried culinary lavender online a little while ago, I have been non-stop experimenting to find the perfect recipe to use it in. Let’s just say that there have been some hits and many misses. These guys are definitely a hit. The flavours are pretty subtle and match each other perfectly.

I would suggest enjoying these tiny cakes while wearing your most girliest frock and sipping tea from your daintiest cup.

Lavender Coconut Mini Cupcakes by Erika Rax (for Coconut Mini Cupcakes by Erika Rax (for

Coconut cakes
2 eggs
1/3 cup coconut cream
splash of vanilla extract
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 self raising flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line 2 mini patty pans.

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and coconut cream for a minute then add vanilla and caster sugar. Beat for 3 minutes. Add coconut then sift in flour and fold through mixture.

Spoon into patty pans and bake for about 10-15 mins until golden and cakes spring back when lightly touched in the centre. Cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Lavender Coconut Mini Cupcakes by Erika Rax (for

Lavender Buttercream
1/2 cup Dried Culinary Lavender
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1 and 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
A drop of violet food colouring

In a saucepan over low to medium heat, add lavender, sugar and water stirring until sugar has dissolved completely. Simmer for another 8-10 minutes then strain and let cool completely. This is a simple syrup which you can use to flavour iced teas, cocktails or ice cream.

To make the buttercream, beat icing sugar and butter with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy. With the mixer still on low, slowly add 1 tbs of the lavender syrup followed by the food colouring.



  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    January 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm Reply

    GORGEOUS! These look beautiful and I love cooking with lavender.

  • denysiayu

    January 24, 2014 at 11:31 am Reply

    This looks delicious! :)

  • daria

    January 29, 2014 at 4:30 am Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever had anything with lavender! it makes for such a wonderful color, so it’s definitely on my list.

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