Spring is coming! Well it’s still freezing outside, but as everybody is expecting it to arrive soon I’m sure it is gonna come pretty soon!
To already motivate you for summer, I was thinking to show you my recipe for a super aromatic lavender cake…It is really aromatic, moist and tastes wonderfully like lavender, spring and summer! When this cake comes out of the oven, you think ‘Well this is how the scent of perfume would taste if it could’.
Ingredients (for a loaf pan):
- 2 eggs + one egg yolk
- 150g butter
- 100g sugar
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 60 ml milk
- 220g flour
- 100g marzipan
- 1/2 sachet baking powder
- 4 tablespoons buttermilk
- 6 teaspoons dried lavender blossoms
- peel of 1 (organic) lemon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- pinch of salt
For the topping:
- powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons of lavender blossoms
Mix 3 teaspoons of lavender blossoms with a little bit of butter and sugar and heat them in the pan until they get slightly brown.
Heat butter and milk in a pot, add rest of the lavender blossoms and let rest for half hour.
Add lemon peel and marzipan, bring to boil for a second and quit from the hob.
Mix sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, flour and baking powder and mix in eggs, lemon juice and buttermilk.
Mix the two masses and fill into a loaf pan. Bake in 180° C for 30-45 minutes (eventually cover with tinfoil after 20 minutes).
Let the cake cool down. For the icing, mix lemon juice and powdered sugar, until you get a thick yet liquid kind of mass and pour over the cake. Sprinkle the fried lavender blossoms over the cake and eventually decorate with whole lavender blossoms.