Make Ahead

Zesty Blueberry Lavender Cake

April  5, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

This recipe comes from a few additions and alterations to a simple one-bowl cake found in a vintage cookbook. It uses lavender sugar - 1 tablespoon ground lavender buds + 1 cup of white sugar. —LYKLauren

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup lavender sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup blueberries, rinsed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, lavender sugar, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl combine vinegar and baking soda then add the yogurt, lemon zest and butter.
  4. Slowly incorporate the dry into the wet ingredients. Rinse your blueberries and gently fold them into the batter.
  5. Pour into a square cake pan and bake 35-38 minutes.
  6. Let cool and top with powdered sugar.

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7 Reviews

Marlena S. December 27, 2019
I have made this recipe countless times and it never ceases to satisfy!!! Such a quick and straightforward recipe. Great for brunch or dessert. Everyone always loves it and is impressed by the lavender element!
Candy P. April 25, 2015
Is the butter room temperature or melted?
mlsparks June 12, 2014
Made this tonight, it was quite delicious! I would most definitely make this again!! Splendid flavors
Debbi S. May 31, 2014
where do you get/how do you make lavender sugar?? Can I substitute my lavendar balsamic vinegar for the finegar in the recipe? Thanks!!
Yvonne N. July 19, 2013
Also add mint blooms
TiggyBee April 6, 2011
this looks so delish!!
mrslarkin April 5, 2011
sounds yummy! blueberries and lavender are a fantastic combination!