As we finish out this last week of August and head into the cooler fall months, I wanted to end my summer recipes with one that pulls together some of my favorite seasonal ingredients. And since I’ve had a craving for something sweet I thought a cupcake would be perfect for the occasion!
Now I know some people can’t get behind the idea of using lavender in cooking or baking, but I’m happy to say that I’ve changed the minds of a few after they devoured a few of these cupcakes. A base of sweet and citrusy cake made with fresh strawberries and lemon zest make you think of a tall glass of strawberry lemonade. I topped that off with airy and fragrant lavender buttercream frosting that adds subtle spice and floral notes. The three major flavors all compliment one another harmoniously in this sweet summer farewell dessert.