Lemon and Lavender Cake Recipe

Lemon and Lavender Cake Recipe

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Have you ever wondered how the Lavender herb can add a touch of magic to your desserts? Look no further than this unique cake recipe that artfully blends the zesty essence of lemons with the aromatic charm of lavender, creating a dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Lemon Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • A pinch of salt

How to Make a Lemon and Lavender Cake

1. In a small bowl, combine dried lavender buds with 1/4 cup of hot water. Allow it to steep for 15 minutes, then strain to extract the lavender essence.

2. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dried lavender buds and mix well.

4. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the addition of the lavender infusion and milk. Mix until just combined.

7. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

How to Make Lemon Buttercream

In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt until smooth and creamy. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a layer of lemon buttercream on top. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining lemon buttercream.

Elevate the visual appeal of your Lemon and Lavender Cake by adding edible lavender decorations. Sprinkle dried lavender buds on top or create a border around the cake for a touch of elegance.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a sweet treat, this simple and aromatic Lemon and Lavender Cake is sure to impress. Give it a try at home!

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