I love the flavors combo – lavender and blackberry sounds so good! You can try using this lemon layer cake with the lavender soaking syrup and substituting a small amount of honey for some of the sugar – but we haven’t tested it. Also, can I use the syrup to make a lavender milk rather than steeping the flowers? You need it to sift the dry ingredients, as well as for the lavender milk and lavender syrup. Blackberry and lavender flavors come together in this superbly moist and tender blackberry lavender cake. Today we’ll simmer the syrup with culinary lavender, then let it cool completely and strain it before using. I also increased the recipe by one half since I wanted to make one cake for my family’s mother’s day celebration and a small one for a bday gift. Arrange a single layer of blackberries on the bottom of the prepared pans so that they cover the entire surface (about 2 pints/1 lb./500 g per pan); reserve the remaining berries for decorating. 3# I always reduce the amount of sugar and I felt it was perfect with 200 grams of sugar. I was looking for something blackberry to bake my for my sister’s birthday in two weeks, and this sounds perfect. Great recipe. I made the lavender milk as instructed and used the torani syrup for the cakes and it was terrific. Can I do the same thing with the blackberry jam? A large round piping tip is helpful for the frosting. Want to receive new recipe updates? Line the pan with the acetate before assembling the cake. Bring milk to a simmer, then let it steep with a couple teaspoons of dried culinary lavender. I gotta try it soon. This cake is tight like pound cake, but it’s not dense. This looks so good! Arrange them in a ring around the outside edge of the cake, decorate with fresh lavender and serve. Blackberry jam is commonly found at most major grocery stores, but if you can’t get your hands on it, any flavor jam would be great or you could even try lemon curd. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese using a hand mixer for 2 to 3 minutes, until it's light and fluffy. This cake is beautiful!! And if you don’t have a fine mesh strainer, pick one up. The first week of every November is all about Thanksgiving Pies. With the mixer running on medium speed, add the egg mixture in 3 additions, mixing for about 15 seconds after each addition. Cook the mixture over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes, until it begins to simmer. And I love my CuisinArt food processor – simple and powerful! And perfect for Mother’s Day. Tessa says that she favors this method when she’s looking for a lighter, more springy crumb. Her blackberry lavender cake features a glorious flower crown and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. In a food processor, combine the butter, sugar and dried lavender and pulse until well combined, about 45 seconds. Her blackberry lavender cake features a glorious flower crown and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. I’m trying to fill a train shaped cake pan with this and wondering if it’ll be enough batter to fill it. I bet you’re wondering about that blackberry jam?! Remove it from heat and add the lavender oil and a tiny bit of purple food coloring. Each step is totally worth it! I made my own jam and colored the frosting with about two tablespoons of it. Lovely cake, lovely book, lovely inspiration. Pieces of dried lavender don’t leave an ideal texture in the baked cake, so let’s infuse the liquid ingredient (milk) with plenty of lavender flavor. Each page has a pop of whimsy, as if you were turning the pages of a dessert fairytale. Grease three 8-inch cake pans, line with parchment paper, then … And now I’m looking forward to more lavender flavored desserts! Let me know if you try this lavender cake. Hi the recipe says to leave in the spring form pan until ready to serve. Thank you for this new adventure of yours! Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting. Using an icing spatula, I covered the crumb coat with the light purple frosting and added simple piped border around the top. Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes Recipe (video), Maple Pecan Cake with Maple Buttercream Recipe (video), 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, about 10 crackers, 1 cup (175 g) white chocolate chips, melted. I use every last drop! Even if you’re not a baker, her photography alone is true eye candy. Is that the lavender essential oil? With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch. However, a quick search pulled up this wonderful multi-use dried culinary lavender. The mixture will thicken into a paste as it cooks. It comes in a large roll that you cut down to size. Keep this frosting recipe in your back pocket because it’s definitely one of the best parts!! I’m genuinely a huge fan and the only thing sweeter than her creations is Tessa herself. You can use that prepared lavender syrup as the soaking syrup. If the buttercream becomes grainy, raise the speed to high and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. I would love to incorporate lemon and honey in this. The lavender mousse layer is my favorite part! More on that below. I’m proud to share the book with you today, including a recipe that’s– quite frankly– one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten. My goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge to cook and bake from scratch while providing quality recipes and plenty of pictures. Thanks Carol. Lavender scented candles? Just remember adding too much liquid to the frosting will result in a thinner frosting. I made this cake yesterday. This cake is absolutely stunning! Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl. Lavender scented candles? Love them. Sally: This one is gorgeous! This looks amazing! planning on making it sometimes this week. Add the butter, vanilla, and about 1/2 of the lavender milk/sour cream mixture. Add the melted butter and pulse again to coat the cookie crumbs. Sift the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Could I use more agar agar? Pour the filling over the prepared crust and use a small, off-set spatula to level off the top. Although I must say it looks hard to make but I will try. Join the community on the 1st of every month as we tackle a new challenge recipe.Review Sally's Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions. You could also try halving the frosting recipe so you don’t have as much left over , Beautiful! Even if a tier is damned and doweled a jam/fruit or custard filling can cause layers to slip in transit. Lorraine, Thanks so much Lorraine! Grease two 8-inch (20-cm) round cake pans, line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper, then grease the parchment. Lavender the color? Is there a way to firm up he gelatin more? This alternating ring pattern is my standard for slippery fillings. Otherwise, the jam could create a soggy cake. Thank you so much Natalie! Today we’ll simmer the syrup with culinary lavender, then let it cool completely and strain it before using. more about Sally, Copyright 2020 Sallys Baking Addiction • WordPress Development by Southern Web • Website Accessibility Statement • Privacy Policy, THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE SALES LINKS. Once you have this lavender mousse cake assembled, let it set in the refrigerator for 4 hours, or leave it in overnight to set up more firmly. There have been requests for more, so that is on my agenda today.