Recipe: Lavender Cake

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Lavender has been a preferred ingredient among royalty and many recipes. It is said Queen Elizabeth I, drank lavender tea daily to relieve migraines, while Queen Victoria had her furniture polished with a lavender-based solution. The beauty icon Cleopatra is said to have used lavender-infused perfume.

Here, we propose a delightful recipe to garner the wonders of lavender while also enjoying a sweet treat!

YOU WILL NEED:             

  • 2 cups maida/cake flour
  • 1cup butter
  • 1cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cows milk
  • 1 teaspoon zest of lemon
  • 2 teaspoons air-dried lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

PROCEDURE:

  • Mix flour and baking powder, set aside.
  • In large bowl of cream butter, add lavender, sugar and lemon zest. Continue beating until light in colour and texture.
  • Add one egg at a time, beating thoroughly after each one.
  • Add half of the flour mix and milk.
  • Fold in the remaining flour.
  • Transfer the mixture into a greased and lined baking pan.
  • Bake at 180’c for 1 hour, cool and serve.

Serve with light lavender tea or a glass of cool lavender lemonade!

Author: Simrita Sarin

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