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

best lavender

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

Lavender cupcakes top

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!


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


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)

Lavender cupcakes side open


Lavender cupcakes plates stacked