Lemon Lavender Pound Cake with Honey Lemon Whipped Cream

The aroma coming out of the oven perfumes your house in a citrus-lavender aroma!

While I may be GrillGrrrl, many of you don’t know that I used to be in love with baking. Before I became obsessed with grilling everything, my Kithenaid mixer was more than just counter bling.

Grilled poundcake was on the menu at my last grilling clinic, so I thought it would be fun to actually make the pound cake from scratch for once, not just depend on good ol’ Sara Lee.

I had bought dried lavender at the Dekalb Farmer’s Market at my last trip to Atlanta and was looking for a fun way to use it. I thought it would pair well with Lemon and then found Dessert for Breakfast’s recipe online and made some small changes. The rest is history.

During my clinic I grilled the pound cake along with pineapple slices and served it with Honey Lemon Whipped cream. Perfection!!

The lavender adds a purple visual to your cake batter!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla paste or extract
  • 3 c. and 6 tablespoons cake flour (you can also just use 3 cups all purpose flour- the cake flour produces a finer result)
  • 1 1/2 c. organic crystallized cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 2/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. dried lavender flowers

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 loaf pans with butter and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla.

In the bowl of the stand mixer (or a large bowl for a hand mixer or by hand) combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.

Add the softened butter to the flour mixture and cream until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Slowly add 1/2 of the milk mixture, mix for 30 seconds, then add the remaining milk mixture.

Add the lavender, and fold to incorporate into the batter.

Pour into the loaf pans, and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Turn the loaves 180 degrees in the oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes more. Test to see that they’re done by poking a knife, skewer or toothpick into the center of each loaf. If it comes out clean, the cake is done!

Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes. Turn out of the cake pan and you are ready to serve.

Go ahead, lick the bowl! :)

Honey Lemon Whipped Crème:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat to soft peaks. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Rewhisk before serving.)

 

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7 Responses to Lemon Lavender Pound Cake with Honey Lemon Whipped Cream

  1. Chris May 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I can’t bake my way out of a paper bag:)

  2. Lea May 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    This is absolutely going on the Mother’s Day menu this weekend. Can’t wait!

  3. Robyn May 3, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    but you can grill/smoke your way out of a paper bag! :)

  4. Denae May 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    This looks absolutely lovely! And I have some lavender flowers in my cupboard right now…

  5. liz May 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Where’s the part where it goes on the grill?

  6. Robyn May 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    HI Liz,

    You can slice into 2″ pieces, grill until char marks form alongside your favorite fruit, and serve with icecream. Tasty!

  7. Donna S April 1, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    looks yummy. greenagers might enjoy this…

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