Delicious way to indulge in the lavender that decorated your garden so far. All you need to do is collect the flower heads and take them of the main stem so you are just left with the loose purple bits.
I have combined the lavender with lemon in this cake which is free of eggs, dairy, cocoa, gluten and sugar, so essentially vegan. My current elimination diet is going well and I love how it challenges my food choices and make me explore new ways of cooking/ baking.
You may worry that the cake will take like soap – it won’t. I visited Jersey lavender farm a few years back and their cafe has lots of nice food using lavender. The plants I have in my garden now are actually from there. They thought my soil might not be suitable for the plants but they are doing really well, they have grown from small pots to huge bushy plants.
Makes: 11 8.5×4.5 mini loafs or a small one piece cake
Prep time: 25-45 min (depending on whether you are making apple sauce from scratch)
Cooking: 30min at 180 degree celsius pre heated oven (middle shelf) (bake shorter when using mini moulds)
Cooling time: 60min
- 160g Coconut flour
- 85g Almond flour
- 104g Stevia-sweet Granules
- 16g Baking powder
- 1 pinch of Salt – optional
- 1/2 tbsp Xanthan Gum (works also without)
- 180g Coconut oil
- 345g Apple sauce (home made unsweetened 6 medium apples with a vanilla pod)
- 3tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 -2tbsp Lavender flower petals (if you have never used lavender and are worried that it might be too strong just one one table spoon)
- per-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius
- sift all flours into a bowl and mix well
- melt coconut oil over low heat
- cook apple sauce or use ready made
- mix all ingredients apart from the lavender until you get a thick nearly dough like constancy.
- add in lavender
- fill the dough into the baking pan or moulds
- bake 10min, turn, repeat until evenly gold brown
- place on cooling rack and then in the fridge, the coconut oil will go solid in the fridge holding the cakes together better
I also made some small mini bit size lavender cakes, they go great with the Pukka – Love which is an infusion of rose, camomile and lavender.
Is it your first time to have a lavender flavoured treat?
What did you think?