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Strong lemony cake to balance the floral notes from dried lavender buds. It's lovely as dessert after a meal or as a tea cake or snack. The lemon glaze is optional.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) generously.

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  • Measure 5 tablespoons milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until warmed through, 30 to 45 seconds. Add lavender buds. Let steep to release their flavor, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Whisk white sugar and butter together in a large bowl until creamy. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add 1/2 cup lemon juice and lemon zest; mix until well-blended. Stir milk and lavender buds into the batter.

  • Sift cake flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Slowly fold into the batter, stirring well to prevent lumps. Pour into the greased tube pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

  • Whisk remaining 5 tablespoons milk, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and confectioners' sugar together in a small bowl to make glaze; drizzle over the cooled cake. Let stand until glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 56.3g; fat 10g; cholesterol 89.6mg; sodium 126.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2020
Made this cake for the first time in an effort to use the lavender from the garden. The flavor is very floral, but not overpowering (which can happen quickly with lavender). the lemon flavor Does balance out the taste, and the glaze made it extra yummy. I would definitely recommend this as a cake that goes well with tea :) Read More