Lavender sponge cake

Submitted by enr on 18 Jul 2014
180 g butter
180 g of powdered sugar
3 eggs
180 g flour
10 g baking powder
2 tbsp fresh lavender flowers or 1 tbsp dried
1/2 tsp liquid vanilla
2 tbsp milk
# for decoration (optional):
50 g sifted powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp water
Lavender sponge cake
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Eggs must be at room temperature, and the butter is softened. In a deep pot mix to the butter with the sugar until the acquisition of light and fluffy cream. In separate bowl beat eggs slightly and then add them to the cream, while stirring, until thick and shiny mixture. Mix flour with baking powder and add them to the mixture along with vanilla, lavender flowers and milk, stirring with a wire whisk until ingredients are homogeneous. Pour the dough in a buttered and floured cake pan measuring about 20 cm. and bake in a preheated oven 180C degrees to a golden-brown color. Test the readiness of the cake with a toothpick. Then let it cool and remove it from the form. Mix in a separate cup powdered sugar with water and stirring until a nice smooth consistency, which decorate the cake. Optional decorate with fresh lavender flowers.
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18 Jul 2014
adapted from Lavender Cake, Tessa Evelegh


A few days ago I made lavender cake for another recipe. Became nice, but lavender is not felt almost. I want to ask in this cake you strong is lavender scent? Furthermore, how sweet it cake?

The scent of lavender in the cake feels quite. I put 1. L. Dried lavender flowers and know that dried lavender has an even stronger aroma. However, I think that is not intrusive and makes you feel like eating liquid or soap with a taste of lavender, on the contrary - the cake is very pleasant lavender aroma. On sweetness, 180g icing sugar makes the cake sweet, but not too, when exposed top with 50 g of powdered sugar mixed with water, it becomes a bit more sweet, but it all depends on your personal taste.

MarSi, many thanks to the rapid and comprehensive response. And will try this recipe soon!