Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lemon, Lavender and Honey Cake


Recently, I acquired a copy of Love Bake Nourish by New Zealand baker Amber Rose.  The pictures in the book are swoon-worthy, and I like the fact that she uses alternative flours, including spelt, polenta and nut meals.

I wanted to whip up something quick to take to work this week, so I chose Amber's Lemon, Lavender and Honey Cake.  The recipe is online here.

I loved the dense, moist, crunchy qualities of this cake, and that both the citrus and lavender tastes both came through clearly in the final bake.  Here's a slice to give you a peek inside:


This is one delicious cake, and I am looking forward to trying some more of Amber's creations in the near future.

9 comments:

yummychunklet said...

What a great combination of flavors for a cake!

Kari said...

How fantastic - I have a firm love of lavender in baked goods and this cake sounds like a great mix of flavours. Gorgeous texture too!

Guru Uru said...

Wow it does look crumby and delicious :D

Cheers
CCU

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The cake looks like it has a wonderful texture to it! :D

The Caked Crusader said...

What an exotic combination - I read the ingredients and it sounded like sunshine!

Johanna GGG said...

I am always looking for lavender recipes - I have some maize flour which I must try instead of polenta in recipes where it is quite gritty so maybe this is one

Blond Duck said...

Sounds amazing!

Kathy said...

OH my…this sounds lovely! I love the flavor of lavender!

Kayte said...

This cake looks lovely...sort of old fashioned and pretty and something you would find on a table of long ago, always fun to have a cake that looks like that.