Calendula and Dandelion Citrus Cupcakes

Using Edible Flowers in Baked Goods

I love surprises and being creative in the kitchen. So when host a tea party this a what I make.

Edible Flower Cupcakes

  • 1 cup of brown rice flour
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 2  1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 2/3 cup of butter or substitute
  • 1  1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp of finely grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp of finely grated lemon peel
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cups of milk or substitute
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350

Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl

In a second bowl beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and peels. Beat until well combined. Add eggs one at a time and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla extract.

Add wet ingredients to dry. Mix well.

Add in dried edible flowers to taste/aesthtics.

Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Fill each half full.

Bake 18-20 minutes. Cool 30 minutes before removing.


Refrigerate 1 can of coconut cream upside down for 24 hours

Flip can and open, pour out liquid and save for another use.

Scoop out fat and place in a cold metal bowl

Whip, add sugar and vanilla extract to taste. Stop when you have the consistency of whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Dried Edible Flowers

I like to have a container of dried edible flowers on hand for special occasions. They can be mixed into batter or sprinkled on top of treats for a beautiful look.

Besides being a table decoration. Edible flowers are a great way to sneak vitamins and healing qualities into food. I will talk more about this is later posts.

Here is just a small list of edible flowers that dry nicely. Rose, borage, dandelion, violet, dandelion, malva, chamomile, lavender, and calendula.

Have you ever used flowers in food?

Published by blackbirdsbackyard

My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using "plant spirit medicine" and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America. Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone's birthright.

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