Lavender and Meyer Lemon Curd Cupcakes
last week i had a lovely girls lunch at my house on the back deck. we enjoyed these lavender and lemon curd cupcakes for dessert.
sorry for the blurry phone pics…
these cupcakes are so light and delish with a burst of summer flavors. there’s nothing like lemon and lavender together.
i used sweetapolita’s recipe with just a few minor changes. instead of dried lavender, i used a tablespoon or so of fresh from my garden. it works great, but you do need to steep the flowers in the cream overnight. the frosting is a beautiful infused lavender buttercream, so it’s very mild in the lavender flavor. i loved it that way. steep the lavender longer if you desire more of a lavender taste.
i made the meyer lemon curd the night before so you do need to prep ahead, but it’s totally worth the extra effort. and next time, i think i’ll fill the cupcakes with the lemon curd instead of topping. the frosting was sliding right off the top and gave me a mini heart attack every time. oh, and the curd deserves a blog post all on it’s own. so good!
of course we instagrammed…