Lemon and Lavender Cake

Lemon and Lavender Cake

Many iterations of this cake have emerged from my kitchen over the past few weeks. Whilst we have happily (and greedily) gorged on each version, I was reluctant to settle on a recipe. Although each attempt was perfectly palatable; for me, there was something not quite right. 

It was on cake four that I decided to add some Greek yogurt into the mix, and swapped out the butter I’d previously been using for vegetable oil - success!

This is the perfect cake to celebrate the start of spring - particularly with the prospect of lighter evenings on the horizon. It’s fresh, light and floral - enter my all-time favourite quote from The Devil Wears Prada - “Florals, for spring? Ground-breaking”!

On a serious note, I love baking with lavender. When I was younger, I remember having an allergic reaction to a lavender scented bubble bath which almost put me off for life, but there’s so much more to lavender than toiletries and potpourri!

Another favourite is lavender shortbread, which I make all the time. I used to have to order dried culinary lavender online but I recently found some in my local Waitrose amongst the herbs and spices making it even easier to pick up. 


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