Preheat oven to 325 degrees ("Convection Bake") or 350 degrees for regular "Bake".
In food processor, combine…
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lavender
Beat in bowl of stand mixer…
- Sugar/Lavender mixture
- ½ cup butter (1 stick or ¼ of a pound)
In separate bowl, combine…
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Combine in liquid measuring cup...1 cup whole milk and 1 tsp vanilla
Add flour and milk mixtures to the butter/sugar mixture alternating between flour and milk and beating well after each addition. (Start and end with flour, so…1/3 of flour mixture, ½ of milk, 1/3 of flour, ½ of milk, remaining 1/3 of flour)
In separate bowl…Beat 4 egg WHITES until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter.
Bake regular sized cupcakes approximately 18-20 min