The Lavender Lane

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Fresh Cut Lavender

Lavender Grosso and Hidcot Giant Lavender is fresh cut and bundled.  You can pick some up at the farm store or at Rome City, IN Farm Market Friday July 8 from 4-7pm

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This being my very first blog I thought I would start out with a delicious is always a good way to bring folks together and this one is sure to please.

Almond Lavender Cake        Lavender Lane’s 5«rating

From Taste of Home Magazine-modified by Kristin Tice of Shipshewana

12 Servings

Bake Temp: 350o

Bake Time: 55-60

Note: Toothpick inserted near center must come out clean 10 minutes before removed from oven—cool completely



2 cups sugar, divided

½ cup sliced almonds

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried *culinary lavender buds, divided

1 cup butter, softened

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup (8 oz) yogurt (or half-and-half cream)

2½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons boiling water

¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

Additional dried *culinary lavender buds for garnishing optional but recommeded :)



Grease a 10” fluted Bundt or Angel food cake pan and sprinkle with sugar, set aside.  Place ½ cup sugar, the almonds, and 1 tablespoon lavender in a food processor, cover and process until finely ground. 


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy, beat in almond mixture until combined.  Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.


In a small bowl, combine sour cream and yogurt.  Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beating well after each addition.


Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes.


Drizzle—In a small bowl, combine water and remaining lavender.  Cover and steep for 5 minutes.  Strain, discarding lavender.  In another small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and enough infused water to achieve desired consistency drizzle over cake.  Garnish with additional lavender if desired.

*Culinary lavender buds available at Lavender Lane

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