Luscious Lavender Pound Cake

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Luscious Lavender Pound Cake

Everyone loves cream cheese pound cake, this recipe takes it one step further with the exotic and floral-scented lavender flower.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups lavender sugar (see below)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons lavender extract (see below)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • Garnish: Powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat butter and cream cheese and medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and beat for another 5 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Add lavender extract. Combine flour and salt and gradually add to butter and egg mixture.

Beat at low speed until well blended. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10" tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan to finish cooling. Serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Lavender sugar source:
http://www.lavenderlovers.com/lavender_master
/products/culinary/culinary_sugar.html

Lavender extract source:
http://www.lavenderlovers.com/lavender_master
/recipes/lavender_extract.html
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