Matcha Frosted Lavender Cupcakes

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In Japanese cuisine, the look of a dish or dessert is tantamount to taste. The lavender hued cupcakes are indeed a lovely sight. The perfume of the cupcake also informs the palate in a very pleasant way! Bold matcha frosting compliments the light lavender cake.

P.s. If you prefer subtler scents and tastes, reduce the matcha and lavender by a tablespoon.

  • 1 package Organic Miss Jones Vanilla Cake Mix
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3½ tablespoons lavender
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Drops of lavender food coloring
  • 1 tub Organic Miss Jones Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder

  1. Gently heat the milk with the lavender with drops of food coloring. Pour the lavender milk through a strainer into a large bowl. Bring to room temperature. (Unless you want scrambled lavender eggs.)
  2. Whisk in the cake mix, butter and eggs.
  3. Divide the batter into cupcake cases. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool the cupcakes.
  5. Combine the frosting with the matcha with an electric mixer.
  6. Frost the cooled lavender cupcakes and enjoy!