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Lavender Cake

 

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!

11 thoughts on “Lavender Cake

  1. I’ve been wanting to try lavender in food for some time. This looks so good, I’ve got to try it!

  2. This looks yummy! One question: can you use fresh lavender as well, or does it have to be dried?

    1. Good question, I’ve never used fresh. This is a good website for info. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Lavender.htm (check out the bottom, for more lav recipes, including cookies!)

      From what I read you can use fresh lavender tho it’s not as potent as dried so you may have to use more than what the recipe calls for. Also I came across one recipe that called for chopped fresh lav. So you may need to chop it rather than try to grind it. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Bread/CottageCheeseBread.htm It’s worth trying. If it ends up to bitter & floral tasting than you’ve used too much.

      I just bought a lavender plant and am looking for ways to dry herbs. I found this tutorial that I want to try, making a solar dryer with an old frame & some screen. Looks so easy and inexpensive. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-solar-powered-herb-dryer-out-reused-material-252811/

  3. That is such a pretty cake, and I bet it tastes lovely 🙂

  4. Looks delicious!

  5. I am working on a lavender post and would love to include this as a link within it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Natural Mother’s “Seasonal Celebration Sunday.” Hope to see you again this Sunday / Monday!! Rebecca x

  6. It looks really yummy! Must try it. Lavender is also yummy when used in a spicemix called “herbs de Provence”. I believe I have a recipe for a delicious French bread called “Fougasse” on this blog. Hope you try it some time!

    1. oooh, yes, sounds yummy!

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  8. I made a lavender chocolate cake for my husband’s birthday a few years back. It was heavenly but I have since lost the recipe. Thank you for posting this one, it looks marvelous. We have a large lavender bush right outside our front door.

    1. ooh, a chocolate one sounds good too. I’ll have to find a recipe or make something up!

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