I’ve been hosting a series of herb walks and classes on our homestead in northwest Montana. As part of the morning, I have a buffet of snacks made with herbs and produce from our farm. As my lavender is currently blooming, I took advantage of it for the most recent class and made a Lavender Bundt Cake that was a hit with my students and well Jeff and I didn’t complain at all about eating the leftovers.
This is a simple cake and the lavender flavor comes through in every bite. I used some homemade lavender extract to kick up the flavor here but vanilla extract would work just fine if you don’t have any on hand. I used fresh blossoms quite literally harvested from my garden, washed, dried, then tossed into the cake batter. If using dried blossoms, cut the amount in half.
The flavor of this cake is perfect all on its own, however, the options for dressing it up are endless. Consider make a glaze from lavender sugar and pouring it over the cake, serve with whipped cream or ice cream, pour some homemade preserves over a slice (like these Brandied Cherry Berry Preserves), even a little chocolate sauce would be nice.
Lavender Bundt Cake
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Butter, melted
- 1 Cup Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Lavender or Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lavender Buds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, lavender extract, and melted butter until completely emulsified.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix slightly. Add the lavender buds and mix until batter is completely mixed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared and bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Before those beautiful blooms of summer fade, get outside and harvest some for a delightful homemade lavender bundt cake that is sure to impress the folks at your next potluck or the family on a normal Wednesday afternoon.
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