This recipe is the perfect way to bring some lavender into your life. Who doesn’t love lavender? For me, it’s the scent of fresh linen, the softness of the sun on a rainy day, and the lilting of the wind through the trees. Isn’t it hard to believe that something so magical can be found in a culinary spice?
First slice of cake is always the hardest! But if you have your second slice on the table, it’s a lot easier to keep you going. We all know that food is a trigger for anxiety, so the best thing you can do is to create a strategy that can help you stick to your behavior. My strategy is to have a glass of water before my meal, to help me feel full and not overeat. Also, I always put a slice of lemon on my plate, to avoid the sweet taste of the cake. It will also help you to get rid of any cravings you may have.
Lavender is a favorite scented ingredient for a lot of people, and there are a lot of recipes for lavender recipes. This recipe is a basic vanilla cake with a lavender twist. The lavender adds a nice floral note to the cake , and the frosting is a simple vanilla buttercream. The lavender cake is topped with a decorative lavender flower and dollop of lavender buttercream.
Yes, I was the one who did it. Lavender vanilla cake
Isn’t that what everyone does the first week they start Weight Watchers?!
To tempt yourself, why not bake a large cake? Nice. I’m succeeding in my weight-loss efforts!
I’m now wrapping the final part of the cake with foil so I can’t see it.
“Out of sight, out of mind,” as they say.
It isn’t functioning…
It’s difficult for me to concentrate on anything other than the cake.
Can you blame me, though? Take a look at that texture! I adore how buttermilk changes the texture of a cake.
So, how about we speak about icing?
I’m all about the cake, as you can see from the picture.
Frosting? I have the option to take it or leave it (most of the time, I leave it!).
However, I must say that a smidgeon of buttercream icing gives a wonderful sweet bite to this!
And what about the lavender in this vanilla lavender cake? Subtle. That was done on purpose.
Lavender must be handled with caution. Too much of something isn’t good!
But, hey, if you like lavender, go ahead and indulge! Drizzle a little more lavender simple syrup on top of those delicious layers!
Lavender Vanilla Cake
|Prep time||Time: Time: 20 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total amount of time||Time: 40 minutes|
- 1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter
- a half cup of sugar
- 2 eggs, whole
- 4 beaten egg yolks
- 2 tblsp vanilla essence
- flour (three cups)
- baking powder (four teaspoons)
- 1 tsp. lavender (dried) (using fingers to crush before adding)
- a quarter teaspoon of salt
- 1 and a quarter cup buttermilk (regular milk can be substituted)
- White chocolate, 6 oz.
Simple Syrup of Lavender
- a third cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of liquid
- 2 tblsp lavender (dry)
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- a couple of cups powdered sugar
- 2 tblsp. simple syrup (lavender)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
There are a few stages to this vanilla lavender cake, but none of them are difficult. To begin, melt the white chocolate. After that, make your lavender simple syrup. The cake comes next. It’s time to make the icing while the cake is baking. Easy.
|Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.|
|Fill the bottom part of a double boiler (or create one by stacking two pots on top of each other) with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and put the broken white chocolate pieces in the top pot to cool while you finish the remainder of the cake.|
|Simple Syrup with Lavender|
|Bring 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil, whisking continuously to dissolve the sugar thoroughly. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons dried lavender, steeping while you finish the remainder of the cake.|
|Prepare the Cake|
|To make the batter, combine 3 cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon dried lavender, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Remove from the equation.
1 1/2 sticks softened butter in a large mixing bowl Add 1 1/2 cups sugar to the mixture. Mix until the mixture is light and fluffy. 2 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks, 2 teaspoons vanilla essence, and melted chocolate are combined in a mixing bowl.
Alternate between adding the flour mixture and 1-1/4 cup buttermilk until everything is thoroughly combined with the butter/sugar combination.
Divide the cake batter among three 8-inch cake pans that have been prepped. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the cake pulls away from the edges of the pan and a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (about 20 minutes).
|Prepare the icing|
|2 tablespoons lavender simple syrup, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2-3 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup softened butter
To thicken/thin the frosting, adjust the powdered sugar and lavender simple syrup as required.
|Prepare the cake|
Poke the cake with a fork many times. Then, while the layers are still warm, pour strained lavender simple syrup over them.
As desired, frost the cake. Enjoy!
After a long day of blogging, I decided to bake a cake to relax and unwind. What I had in mind was a simple vanilla lavender cake filled with a vanilla and lavender cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with lavender.. Read more about lemon lavender cake recipe and let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does lavender cake taste like?
I have no idea.
Can you put fresh lavender in a cake?
Yes, you can.
How do you use lavender in a cake?
Lavender is a type of flower that can be used in cakes. Its typically used as an ingredient, but its also possible to use lavender extract or essential oils for flavoring.