Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Beautiful dainty cakes for everyone to enjoy
At Langtree Botanic's we promote plant-based seasonal living and eating. Therefore in line with our 8 seasonal fragrances of candles and home fragrance products we are sharing with you a small selection of recipes that contain ingredients that are either in season at that time of year or contain herbs and spices that feature in our product ranges. We hope you enjoy them!
Makes 12 cupcakes
Ingredients Cakes 330g plain flour
300g golden caster sugar
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
360ml non-dairy milk
120ml vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon roughly ground lavender buds
200g icing sugar
100g non-dairy butter spread
2 teaspoons non-dairy milk
A few drops of lavender essential oil
A few drops of vegan purple colouring
Additional lavender buds to decorate, optional
Slices of fresh lemon to decorate, optional
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4.
Fill a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking powder and salt.
Then add the milk, oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon extract, lemon zest and ground lavender buds. Whisk briefly until nicely combined and there are no big lumps remaining.
Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake cakes and put in the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the tin and place onto a wire cooling rack to cool .
To make the buttercream, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Then add the vegan butter, milk and lavender oil, and whisk with a balloon whisk until thick and smooth.
Add a few drops of colouring at a time and mix in. Repeat until you have the desired lavender colour.
Pipe or spoon the buttercream onto the cooled cakes.
Decorate with additional lavender buds.
Langtree Botanic's Solstice Fragranced products are:
- Refreshing and floral - Rejuvenating and grounding
Solstice is a refreshing and floral complex blend of citrus and lavender blooms. The fragrance conjures visions of summer tide picnics, captures the mischief of midsummer sprites in the early morning dew and the essence of longest days and mild nights.
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