Monday, 12 July 2010

In need of cake....

This weekend I had been invited to join friends for an open-air picnic and 'Music in the park'. What should I take? It started at 3pm, so I thought I'd take afternoon tea....a flask of tea, cucumber sandwiches and I needed cake....

Inspired by my recent visit to the Norfolk Lavender Fields - and the fact that I had come away from there with a jar of lavender sugar - I decided on these little lavender cakes.

Here is how to make them:

♥ Pre-heat your oven to 180°

♥ Sift together
1 ⅓ cups of plain flour
2 tsp baking powder

♥ Add and blend in
⅓ cup white caster sugar
⅓ lavender sugar

♥ Add and mix together
⅔ cups of whole milk
1 egg
¼ cup butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

Fill the mixture into 12 smallish muffin cases or, like I did, into 6 large paper cases, and bake for 20 minutes.

I drizzled them with a mix of icing sugar and lemon juice - but the original recipe suggested a white chocolate buttercream - unfortunately, it was too hot for hat - so if anyone would like to know how to make the butter cream, just let me know!

Have a wonderful start to the week!!!




  1. Ja schöööön ist er geworden, dein Blog. Ich kämpf mich jetzt halt mal auf Englisch durch, schadet ja nix. Ich verlinke dich mal in meinem Küchenblog. Die Muffins sehen sehr lecker aus.

    GGLG Anne

  2. What a delightful site and wonderful images - well done. I will definitely try my hand at you recipes - particularly as I am in Norfolk (a fellow East Anglian) and have the Lavender close by! Also love your main blog - very inspiring!
    Look forward to seeing more.

  3. Liebe Nicola,

    guck mal auf meinem Wolkenfee Blog vorbei. Ich hab da was für dich.

    GGLG Anne

  4. Hallo Nicola,
    wow ein Küchenblog wie schön.
    Werde Dich dann auch hier des öfteren besuchen.
    Dieses Rezept werde ich gerne ausprobieren.
    Aaaaber es sieht mächtig nach Kalorien aus,laaach!
    Oh Neid,wie machst Du denn die süßen Herze an den Zutaten?

    herzlichste Grüße,

  5. Oh, Nicola......!!!!!!!! sigh. =]