This is the perfect springtime recipe: Lavender cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting.

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It rained today, so the lighting for my photos wasn’t quite optimal. Despite that small hiccup, the cupcakes came out perfectly!

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The lavender buds add a unique element to these cupcakes, giving them a sweet floral taste and aroma.

Lavender cupcakes with lavender waves

This time, I used Savannah Bee Company‘s Savannah honey in the frosting, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It balances out the complexity of the lavender in the best way.

Lavender cupcakes with Savannah honey

Give ’em a go!

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You’ll Need:

(For the cupcakes)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp blue and 1/2 tsp red food coloring

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 tbsp dried lavender buds

2/3 cup cold milk

(For the frosting)

1/2 cup butter, softened

8 oz cream cheese, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp Savannah Bee Company Savannah honey, plus extra for drizzling

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, adding one egg at a time. Add vanilla extract and food coloring.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and lavender buds.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly, then add milk and stir thoroughly.

5. Pour into pre-lined cupcake pan.

6. Bake 15-17 minutes.

7. Let cupcakes cool, then frost those bad boys!

8. Honey and any leftover lavender buds make a great garnish.

(Makes 12 cupcakes)

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YUMMY

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Hey guys!

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Today I’m sharing my recipe for Blueberry Wildflower Muffins.

These are so easy to make, and they have a couple of very special ingredients: lemon zest and wildflower honey.

This particular honey is Savannah Bee Company’s Wildflower honey, which comes from the Okefenokee Swamp here in Georgia. This honey suits our muffin recipe perfectly with its bright richness – a nice combination when added to the zesty lemon and tart blueberries.

blueberry muffins ingredients

Let’s get started!

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You’ll need:

2 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

 Zest of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup butter, melted

Anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup Savannah Bee Company’s Wildflower Honey (taste preference)

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 heaping cup fresh blueberries (other berries can be substituted)

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1. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, Wildflower honey, egg, and milk.

3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, being careful not to stir too thoroughly.

5. Fold blueberries into the batter.

6. Line a muffin tin with parchment cups and fill each to the top with batter.

7. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until muffin tops are golden.

(Makes 12 muffins.)

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Drizzle with honey and enjoy!

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