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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cupcake Recipe and Nasturtiums

Yellow Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups of sugar
3/4 cup of butter softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup milk

Heat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cupcake pan.
Mix all your ingredients well.
Pour batter into greased cupcake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 27 to 30 minutes.
Cool and frost as desired.

Buttercream Frosting
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla * note.. I used rum = YUM!
2 to 4 tablespoons half and half
In a large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.
Beat in vanilla and enough half and half for desired spreading consistency.

This is my first year growing and eating nasturtiums. I love them. They have a peppery taste. I like to add them to my salad. Decorating the cupcakes with them was fun. My favorite question, "Mom, can we really eat this flower?"

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.

Luther Burbank


  1. Well Carla, the flower looks so pretty on the cakes. The quote is a good one. Your recipes look great. My daughters do the baking these days. I am doing good to make mix muffins. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

  2. I haven't had nasturtiums in years! That brought back a memory! Your cupcakes sound delish...especially that "rummy" icing! Yes please!

  3. Oh that recipe!!! Now I am so hungry!!!! ~grin~

    Have eaten flowers on food, in a delightful little bistro, we used to go to. It's fun!!!!


  4. I love that the cupcakes are one bowl and easy. The Nasturtiums are too pretty to eat! I have eaten candied pansies on a cake.

  5. Thank you for the recipes. That's pretty interesting on the flavor of the nasturtiums.

  6. These have the prettiest blooms! I hiked this morning and took wildflower photos as I walked!

  7. Sound yummy but I'll have to ask my American DIL (or google!) what half and half is lol

  8. Thanks for the recipe Carla. The Nasturtiums are an added bonus. Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

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  10. Your cupcakes are like little works of art with the pretty nasturtiums adorning them. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  11. oh my gosh. I loved them even more the second time. This post! Will try that recipe!

  12. How pretty!! I'm off to pin these. They look great!!

  13. Your cupcakes look so good! And so pretty with the flower. I've never tasted any flower as I am always worried they will just taste to "floral". But with a peppery taste, you have me curious and wanting to try this flower!

  14. Lovely cupcakes. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Wishing you health and happiness.


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