Tuesday, December 2, 2014

garden advent dec 2nd~

For the cake

13 tablespoons (175g) butter
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons dried or fresh lavender buds
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the icing

1/2 cup powdered sugar
juice of a lemon

1. Grease a 10-inch (25cm) round spring form tin, and preheat your oven to 320F/160C.

2. Cube your butter and let it soften at room temperature.

3. In a bowl, combine butter with the yogurt, cream, honey and the lavender buds. Beat with a hand or electric mixer until it all comes together. This is a messy batter, so it may not look like it is coming together at this stage, but it will by the end.

4. Beat the eggs and sugar into the mixture.

5. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix together. It should look like cake batter now. Pour into the baking pan.

6. Bake for an hour. Check it at 45 minutes with a skewer.

7. Wait until the cake has cooled slightly and remove it from the tin.

8. To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Spoon it onto the cake so it runs down the edge. Serve with whipped cream.


  1. Oh for a slice of Honey Lavender Cake this am for my cup of java... My lavender is gone til next year but we are towel twins :) Beautiful and delicious fun you are serving up for December! I worked ALL day til the sun set and I was in the dark trying to clean and and plan for a little advent-ing :)

  2. This cake sounds delicious...and your presentation is beautiful, Jain.

  3. A lovely visual ode to lavender. I would stand in line for that cake. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Yes, yes! I could linger over a slice of this delicious cake. '-)

  5. This cake looks delicious. I'd really like to give this one a try. I remember all the wonderful lavender recipes the Novel Bakers shared. I was very happy with the ones I tried. I'm sure this one will not disappoint.

  6. i HAVE to say this was THE most exquisite cake, run to your kitchen, you will not be dissapointed~