Standen Lavender Cake

Autumn is the perfect time for walks through the garden and estate and what better way to treat yourself after than a slice of Standen lavender cake.

Cakes and bakes
Lavender cake
  • Preparation time 10mins (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 30-45mins (cooking time)
  • Serves Makes one 23cm round cake

Ingredients

 

  • 350g margarine or butter
  • 350g Caster sugar
  • 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 ½ tsp milk
  • 1tbsp dried lavender flowers
  • For Icing: 25g Icing sugar:
  • Enough water to make thin paste
  • ½ tsp dried lavender flowers

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170'.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs slowly, adding a little flour if it starts to curdle.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla essence.
  5. Fold in the lavender flowers.
  6. Put mixture in lined tin and bake 30-45mins at 170’ until knife comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool and make a water icing with the icing sugar.
  8. Once cooled, ice cake and sprinkle lavender flowers on top.