Thursday

Lavender Apple Cake Recipe

I love this on cool evenings. It's doubly good with lavender ice cream.

Lavender Apple Cake Recipe

2 eggs
2 cups pealed and thinly sliced apples
11/4 cups lavender sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with a whisk or blender until light and foamy. Add sugar to the eggs while stirring constantly. Add flour mixture a little at a time until completely blended. Add nuts and fold in apples.
Grease a baking pan and add mixture carefully. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Lemon Lavender Glaze

½ stick of butter
1 cup sifted lavender confectioners' sugar (prepared as for lavender granulated sugar)
1 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Add sugar to softened butter and beat well. Add lemon juice and blend well. Spread on warm cake.

I will typically color a little granulated sugar lavender and sprinkle it on top of the glaze.

Special Note: The longer you let the lavender sugar mixture sit, the more flavorful it will be.