Pretty blueberry and lavender cake recipe

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This cake is as pretty as a picture (and it tastes like Spring to boot).

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What do you mean you've never used flowers in baking before? Well now is the time aspiring Mary Berry's to step up your floral game.

This blueberry and lavender cake is not only delicious, it is also as pretty as a summer's meadow.

Serve with tea in a china cup.

Blueberry and lavender cake recipe


INGREDIENTS

  • 175g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self raising flour, sieved
  • 150g Rachel’s Greek Style low fat natural yogurt
  • 150g fresh blueberries
  • Lavender Syrup:
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 40ml water
  • 3 sprigs of fresh lavender including flowers
  • Lavender & Blueberry Icing:
  • 250g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 750g icing sugar, sieved
  • 75g Rachel’s fat free blueberry yogurt
  • Drop of milk
  • 10g food colouring (violet food gel, we used Dr Oetker)
  • To Decorate:
  • Fresh Lavender or lavender sugar

METHOD

Grease three 6” (15.2cm) round loose bottom cake tins and line with parchment paper.

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3

Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk after each addition. Add the vanilla extract followed by the flour.

Fold in the yogurt and blueberries ensuring good distribution. Pour the mixture into the cake tins evenly and bake until risen, golden brown and springy to touch.

Insert a cake tester into the centre of each cake and if it comes out clean the cakes are cooked. Transfer the cakes to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before removing from the tins.

To make the lavender syrup, take a small pan and add all the ingredients, simmer on high heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

To make the lavender and blueberry icing, beat the butter with the icing sugar until a paste is formed. Add the yogurt and mix in. If the icing paste seems stiff, add a drop of milk. Add the food colouring and continue to beat on high speed ensuring all the colour is incorporated and the mixture is not streaky.

To assemble take each cake, remove the parchment paper and place onto the serving plate, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of lavender syrup, allow to soak into the cake then spread a quarter of the icing onto the cake, spreading it to the edges, using a palette knife.

Repeat this process with the second and third cake, layering with syrup and then icing. With the remaining icing – ice the top and sides of the cake and spread smoothly.

Decorate with fresh lavender sprigs (if available) or with lavender sugar (widely available in stores such as Lakeland or major supermarkets).


PREP TIME

1hr 30mins

COOK TIME

25 mins

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per 150g serving:
568 Kcal, 3.5g protein, 82.2g carbs, 26.6g fat



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