If you love lavender as much as I do, this loaf cake is a dream come true. Lavender is my absolute favorite smell and surprisingly, this was my first time cooking with it! Essential lavender oil is known to be a relaxer and stress-reliever. Enjoying a piece of this loaf last night definitely helped me with both of those things!
The loaf came out fluffy and moist and full of a delicious and delicately balanced flavor combination. It is perfect for any season and I will be sure to bake it again in the very near future. My mother said this was the best loaf cake she’s ever eaten and the rest of my family enjoyed it as well. By the time I woke up this morning (7 a.m.) there were only crumbs left in the pan…
Lovely Lavender Loaf with Lemon Glaze
Prep Time: 15 Minutes * Cook Time: 45 Minutes * Total Time: 1 Hour
Let’s Get Started:
For The Loaf:
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 ½ T Sonoma Syrup Co. Lavender Syrup
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
For The Glaze:
¼ cup powdered sugar
5t fresh squeezed lemon juice
Let’s Get Cookin’:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. (You don’t really need a mixer for this recipe as long as you don’t mind putting your arm muscles to work!)
Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the lavender syrup.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Alternate adding the milk and the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until fully incorporated.
Pour into a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan. Bake 45-50 minutes.
Stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle on the warm loaf and let soak into a top coating.
Let’s Get Creative:
For this recipe, I believe that keeping it simple is best. The way the lavender mixes with the lemon glaze is so gentle and inviting that I would not recommend adding additional ingredients or flavors that could potentially ruin the magic of the loaf.
The next time I make this loaf, however, I will definitely be adding some real fresh lavender for garnish and perhaps a few pieces to bake within the loaf.
Stay Classy & ENJOY! xx