Lavender Tea Cake

Updated: May 15, 2021

Featured in Guide: Spring Tea Party



Ingredients


½ cup milk

1 tbsp dried lavender

2 eggs

½ cup greek yogurt or cream cheese

6 tbsp butter

¾ cup white sugar

2 tbsp honey

2 cups flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

Pinch salt


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Infuse the lavender into the milk in a pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally and not letting the milk get hotter than you can touch.

  3. Transfer lavender milk to a bowl and mix in the eggs, yogurt, and butter.

  4. Combine in the sugar and honey.

  5. Incorporate the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  6. Pour batter into a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes. The loaf is done when the top is golden and cracked and does not wobble

Tips


Lavender

I've said it before and I'll say it again: don't be scared. It's delicious. I would never give you a recipe that tastes like soap.


Greek yogurt

The yogurt (or cream cheese) will basically make this a pound cake. It's that consistency.


Honey

You don't have to add the honey. Just use the sugar. But I'm convinced that honey makes everything better.


Calories


Baked goods are often high in sugar, fat, and carbs. As someone who bakes often, I have to watch how much I eat. I love to eat. I do. I also love to have a healthy body. That being said, I appreciate when a recipe states a calorie count. So I've decided to provide that for you.


Total calories: 2,195


Divide that number by how many sliced you made out of the loaf. I cut 12 slices, so each slice is 182 calories. If you use different ingredients your calories will be different.


Don't burn this. Just warm it up. Stir it so it doesn't form a weird skin. You can skip this step if you really want to.


Our batter ready to go in the oven!


You know it's baked when it has a nice color, perfect cracks, toothpick comes out clean.



Lovely tea cake. Great with honey, butter, or plain. It's quite dense (like a pound cake). You can see the lavender and nice air pockets. I feel that this is a bit more traditional for tea, and a pretty centerpiece.


Love,

Rachel

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