My two favorite flavors combined! Lemon and lavender are so fresh and so soothing. The flavor palette is something I just can’t get enough of. Adding it to with the buttery dense moist cake like pound cake and I’m truly in heaven! You have to make this cake. It will change your life.
This cake is so luscious and out of the ordinary! It’s not your every day cake. It’s perfect for a gift or for a perfectly lovely Easter brunch. I think it would be so lovely at a picnic or a tea party.
I used fresh lemon zest instead of lemon extract which made this cake so flavorful! When the zest is fresh, it pairs well with using fresh lavender. If you prefer using lavender flavoring and lemon extract, it can be done but expect a more candy sweet quality.
This cake is extra cute when a little sprinkle of fresh lavender buds and lemon zest is added to the top. Be sure to hold onto a little extra zest and some lavender sprigs for once this cake is finished.
The batter of this Lemon Lavender pound cake is amazing. It’s because pound cake is named for the amount of butter that is added and so it’s incredibly rich with it. That’s why it’s important to use a high end and delicious butter for this recipe. I use Plugra, for example, my European butter of choice.
Another thing you want to be careful of, is that you are using culinary grade lavender. Be sure that your lavender is from a baking supply shop or is marked culinary grade. This is the kind that is safe for eating. But you are sure to see a lot that is intended as a decoration.
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Hi. My name is Brittany and I founded Pop Shop America in 2012. I've been a maker my whole life and have made just about everything under the sun-from clothes to terrariums and comics to fine art. I like doing a little bit of everything.