For the Cake: 4 ounces (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces ; 2 teaspoons Maldon salt; 1/2 cup boiling water; 1 1/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar; 1/4 cup dried edible lavender; 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon loose Earl Grey … 1 tbsp baking powder. Comes in a box of 5. Generously butter a standard (12-cup) bundt pan. It’s basically some lavender smushed together with sugar. *To make lavendar sugar, crush 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers with a mortar and pestle. Add the salt and continue to whip until all the butter has been incorporated. https://www.familyhealthdiary.co.nz/lavender-earl-grey-tea-cakes So when I stumbled upon some culinary lavender at a Japanese supermarket I had to try it out for myself. Pour in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the tea milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. I love this flavor combination! Why earl gray? I’ve seen it around in cafés and have been dying to try it. Your Whiskey Bundt Cake was one of the best desserts I’ve ever made. XO. Because there’s actual earl gray tea in this cake. ( Log Out /  Yep, same basic recipe. ( Log Out /  Earl Grey Chocolate Pound Cake . Cover the pan and let steep for 20 minutes. To prepare glaze, place sugar in a bowl. It's a wonderful spring cake recipe for a brunch or even Mother's Day that is coming up. Mix with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, using your fingers to smash and rub the flowers with the sugar granules. Feedly, Welcome to Love & Olive Oil, the culinary adventures of Lindsay and Taylor. Add the eggs one at a time followed by vanilla extract. Press plastic wrap against the surface of the custard and chill in the refrigerator until room temperature, about 2 hours. The recipe is Oil-free … In fact, frozen cakes maintain moisture amazingly. Basically, I thought that adding a whole cup of hot water to this cake was a waste of precious flavor space. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners and set aside. Love your delectable combos, Lindsay!! I made this cake today, the batter looked extremely runny for a cake but after cooking turned out beautifully. Email me if post author replies to my comment. The batter can also be used to bake one whole 9-inch cake, or 12 muffins. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mix until the final bit of flour is just combined. Wow this is one outstanding and interesting cake . Let the tea milk cool to room temperature. Not imaginary tea like the empty teacup might indicate. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And I make a lot of dessert! This one is for the girls! Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today, 1 tablespoon culinary-grade dried lavender flowers, 3/4 cup dark or dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted. Remove tea bags, squeezing them to get as much liquid back into the milk. Cut out cake circles, and if necessary, level your cake layers with a serrated knife. 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender I think I like lavender in a cup more than earl grey :) The cake looks amazing, beautiful colour. Thank you for your awesome recipes! This looks fantastic. So soft , moist and especially irresistible flavor! Preheat oven to 350°F and line your cake pan. Change ), Crumb coat. It looks and sounds amazing! Pour into prepared pan. Begin adding butter, a few slices at a time. 23/4 cups sugar. What a great flavor combination. To do this, we store the data as outlined in our privacy policy. Chocolate pound cake topped with cranberries and walnut. The “thawing” process does not ruin the texture. That’s how you get a neat, crumb-less finish on your layer cake. In order to steep dried lavender into milk for the frosting, I went with a German buttercream. 41/2 cups all purpose flour. Remove vanilla bean pod. Ingredients 1/2 cup (120 g) butter, softened 70 g sugar (original :200g) 3 eggs, room temperature 1 tbsp (15 ml) orange zest 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla 1 1/3 cups (160 g) sifted flour 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder 1/2 cup (120 ml) whole milk 3 Earl Gray … If the glaze is too thin, you can add additional powdered sugar as needed. www.constellationinspiration.com/2016/03/lavender-earl-grey-cake.html 0.75 cup (168 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature By the way, I’ve yet to notice the price sticker on the teacup… ;) You are very right to be careful with lavender, I tried to use it in ice cream once and I put two teaspoons. Super excited to try this out! Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and Earl Grey tea leaves together. EARLY GREY LAVENDER CAKE: 410 g unsalted butter, at room temperature. I don’t he’d mind either cake though! It was so moist, I loved the texture. However, if you ever want a flavored buttercream that does not get overwhelmed by the amount of icing sugar required for texture, the extra work is definitely worth it. On first bite you’ll taste something different there, something beyond ordinary chocolate, but unless you’ve got an impeccable palate probably won’t be able to pinpoint exactly what that something is. That whole girls and boys and sugar and spice nonsense is seriously outdated. Cranberry Walnut Pound Cake . Bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Love this idea! 2 tablespoon (15 grams) cornstarch There may be affiliate links in this post. This makes a lovely cake for spring celebrations such as Easter, Mother's Day, bridal showers, or birthdays. Lemon Lavender Pound Cake . Oh, and it plated beautifully with the purple frosting and lavender sugar on top! I wouldn’t have noticed the sticker if you hadn’t said it!! I've seen it around in cafés and have been dying to try it. Looks fantastic and am sure that it tast the same;-). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, tea, baking powder and salt. Earl Grey Lavender CakeEarl grey and lavender infused cake, with lavender-perfumed rosettes, bringing a subtle tea and floral flavour to the cake! I completely agree that lavender and chocolate go very well together. Scones. The cake layers themselves are extremely moist and versatile – the quintessential cake to fulfill any chocolate craving. Thanks, your cake looks delicious! Slice and serve and drizzle with additional glaze as desired. :) I can’t wait to try this one, too. #CoolIt. This is such a neat flavour!! For this cake, I did not freeze it completely, just until the sides are firm and the cake won’t break. Strain out the lavender. ( Log Out /  A light and airy delight of a cake! I had to strain the mixture through a wire sieve to smoothen out the chunks. Just pretend there’s Earl gray in that teacup, ok? Lavender, chocolate and tea are three of my favourite things. Place the bowl of cooled custard onto your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. If Taylor’s whiskey bundt cake was the manliest of bundt cakes (if one could ever call a bundt cake manly, that is), then this is definitely the girly version. Another thing I want to point out – layer cakes seem intimidating, but they are really not! I absolutely love everything to do with lavender! I love this! (More about us...), ©2007-2020 All Rights Reserved. Place one cake layer on a cake circle or plate. The mixture will get quite thick. Just in case one of them did not work out. Absolutely perfect cake. Moist and tender and deeply chocolate. I have a jar of lavender sitting in my pantry, now I know what to do with it. Ingredients: 6 Earl Grey teabags; 160g unsalted butter, softened; 500g caster sugar; 480g plain flour; 2tbsp baking powder; 1/2 tsp salt; 400ml whole milk; 4 large eggs; Directions: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour Required fields are marked *. It just sounded fancy. Pretty amazing cake,  I am trying to imagine the flavor of lavender and if my beloved husband would like it – although I would probably bring 90% of the cake to the department, and be a very famous person for that day and a few more as the memories last… ;-), So smart to have a stellar base recipe, then mix it up with different flavors. It really is one of our favorites as well. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ground tea leaves, and salt, then set aside. I couldn’t taste the lavender and earl grey myself, but I’m sure they contributed somehow to the delicious flavor. It can also be made as a layer cake if you choose, like another one of Taylor’s birthday cakes, the Blackberry Red Wine chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe! If you are making a small layered cake. Perfect pairing with an afternoon tea! Work the remaining frosting over the top and down the sides of the cake with your offset spatula. 1 vanilla bean Earl Grey Cake adapted from Sift and Whisk, 3/4 cup (180 mL) whole milk My family of 4 polished the 6-inch cake in 2 days… oops. Beautiful, as always, Lindsay! Bring the milk to a simmer over medium low heat. Check it out at @#heatherpaidge on Instagram. This is called a crumb coat. ¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar I don’t know. Place the second cake layer on top, wiggling it around so the top is level. Pour glaze over the top of cake, letting it drip down the edges and pool at the base. Earl Grey and Lavender is surprisingly very popular. 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