Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

My inspiration for these cupcakes come from Joanna Gaines!ย  Every time I pass through Waco I try to stop at the Silos Baking Company and grab a few sweet treats.ย  I love her lemon lavender cupcakes and wanted to try to make some at home.ย  While they may not be as good as hers, I think the frosting turned out pretty tasty!

I posted the frosting recipe below.ย  I may need to eat a few more cupcakes from Joanna Gaines to get it just right…oh well, I will make the sacrifice!

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Lemon Lavender Frosting:
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup of butter (2 sticks of butter) at room temperature
4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
3 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon edible lavender (for garnish) or you can add to frosting
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
~Stand alone mixer use whisk attachment and beat butter for 2 minutes.
~Add powdered sugar, lemon juice, heavy cream or milk, lemon zest and lemon extract.
~Beat on high for 2 to 3 minutes
~Add salt and if too thick add more cream or milk
~Add lavender and lemon zest to top of cupcakes