Lavender and Peppermint Cupcakes

lavender cupcake.pngThere’s not long to go now before Cupcake day for the Alzheimers Society here in the UK – just 11 days in fact !!!  But if you’re still uncertain about hosting a party yourself, or maybe just not sure what to cook if you’re going to one – why not check out this delicious recipe my friend Denise recommended to me earlier ?  Better yet – sign up for a party for a great cause and get baking !! You can find the link here !!  Cupcake Day

Read on for the details – I know you know you want to !!

Ingredients

150g (4oz) caster sugar
150g (4oz) self-raising flour
3 tea guru sweet dreams teabags
150g (4oz) butter, softened
2 large eggs
3tbsp milk
50g (12oz) fondant icing sugar
Purple food colouring

12-hole cupcake tray, lined with paper bun cases

Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Tip the sugar and flour into a food mixer, add the filling of two teabags and whiz to grind the tea down slightly, before sifting into a mixing bowl.
Add the butter, eggs and milk to the bowl and beat until smooth.
Spoon the batter into the paper cases and bake in the middle of the oven for 15-18 minutes (or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean).
While the cupcakes cool make the icing by sifting the icing sugar into a bowl and then beating in 5-6tbsp cold water to give a thick, glossy icing.

Add a few drops of food colouring to the icing, mixing well so that it blends together.
Spread icing onto each cupcake, and before the icing sets sprinkle on a small amount of tea from the last tea bag.

Leave the icing to set before serving !!! Then Break out the munching !!!

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