Mmmmm, lavender cake is one of our favorite treats! We make it for birthdays, Easter, summertime, anytime!
The first step is to find some lavender, grow your own or buy some. We have a co-op here in town that sells herbs in bulk so we stock up on lavender whenever we go. I had my son Michael help me grind the lavender with a mortar & pestle. This is my favorite step as it releases that fresh, floral fragrance.
Use a circular motion when grinding so that it’s grinding along the sides. You want the lavender minced fine.
This cake has a dense, pound cake type texture to it. We’ve made it gluten free, which I think is the tastiest, using brown rice flour & garbanzo bean flour. You can also use all-purpose flour as well. If you use sugar instead of the honey then add a tray with a little water underneath it to make it really moist. I seem to make this cake differently every time based on the ingredients I have on hand. It always turns out well.
The frosting is a simple glaze with some lavender sprinkled on top to make it pretty.
Michael is beyond excited to taste it!
Just one more picture Michael! He could barely contain himself.
Check out the recipe on my blog, Chocolate Eyes & enjoy!