More Great Recipes: Cupcakes | Dessert

Tarragon Cupcakes

User Avatar
Member since 2006
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves 24 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Tarragon's grassy, slightly anise like flavor is intoxicating. And while some out there are thinking, "EWW, ANISE!" tarragon is always the exception i find when it comes to those who hate licorice flavor, including myself.

These cupcakes taste better have spending the night covered in the fridge so the flavors have more time to meld. Vanilla bean and tarragon go great together and have a classy, adult flavor to them. They were a total hit at the office where I work, it seems tarragon and vanilla is that perfect pairing no one ever seemed to notice before, and I bet would make for wonderful flavors to add to fish and salads. The high society flavor of this cupcake is perfect for a bridal shower or maybe an afternoon get together with friends.

In the future I would also garnish them with some tarragon leaves, but ah well, next time.

This recipe was originally made for my blog, Vanilla Garlic. For other cupcake recipes and food essays, please check it out! Thanks!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
5 tablespoons of chopped fresh tarragon


Place the milk and 3 tablespoons of chopped tarragon in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat the milk until bubbles form around the rim.

Take off heat and let cool in the fridge.

Beat butter on high until soft for 30 seconds.

Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl.

Mix in the flour mixture then the milk mixture, alternating between the two and ending with the flour. Fold in the rest of the chopped tarragon.

Scoop into cupcake papers about 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350F or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Have cooking questions? Chat with BakeBot AI for quick answers!

Plus, I can help you customize recipes on BakeSpace, making modifications a snap.

Want to create a new recipe or upload an existing recipe? Use our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker in the menu bar.
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!