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Lemon lavender yoghurt loaf cake

August 5, 2016

Ingredients

  • 190 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 113 g butter
  • 225 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender (finely chopped, plus more for garnish)
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice (divided)
  • 125 g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (scraped)
  • butter for greasing

Instructions

  1. Set butter, eggs, and yogurt out to reach room temperature.
  2. Heat oven to 175°C/350°F. Butter a loaf pan and line it with a strip of parchment paper long enough to hang over short sides of the pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream butter, then add sugar, lemon zest, and lavender.
  4. Beat until light and well combined, then add eggs one at a time.
  5. In a small bowl, combine yogurt with some of the lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  6. Fold half of dry ingredients into butter mixture, then add yogurt.
  7. Add rest of flour and stir to combine.
  8. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before turning cake out of pan.
  10. Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, stir together powdered sugar, remaining lemon juice, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake, sprinkle with lavender buds, and let set before slicing and serving.

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27 Comments

  • Reply Aria on August 5, 2016 says;

    Awesome P. Good for the weekend 🙂

  • Reply Agnus D on August 5, 2016 says;

    OH yes, I’m going to go baking today 😀
    Thanks for the recipe

  • Reply Rachel on August 5, 2016 says;

    This is gorgeous

  • Reply Heiða Hallmundsdóttir on August 5, 2016 says;

    I love this cake! Gonna try this weekend.

  • Reply Jammie de la Cuesta on August 5, 2016 says;

    craving for it now!

  • Reply Ursula on August 5, 2016 says;

    I want to try my hand on this one!

  • Reply Rain77 on August 5, 2016 says;

    That one is amazing looking cake! I must make it today!

  • Reply Puja Santosh on August 5, 2016 says;

    Lemon loaves are my fav. Love this one!

  • Reply Bonnie on August 5, 2016 says;

    Cant wait to try this one

  • Reply Leslie Fennell on August 5, 2016 says;

    This is sure yummy. Love yoghurt in food! & Lemon lavender is added flavour. Awesome

  • Reply Veronica on August 5, 2016 says;

    Good reason to replace my oven now 😀
    Yes I’m making this!

  • Reply D on August 5, 2016 says;

    This is so beautiful! Love you!

  • Reply Grace on August 5, 2016 says;

    This looks delightful. I’m sure this one is going to come out amazing. Preparing it today!

  • Reply Brigitte on August 5, 2016 says;

    Yum, What a great combination of flavours. Love this recipe!

  • Reply Kate Goodspeed on August 5, 2016 says;

    This is fabulous!

  • Reply febinna on August 5, 2016 says;

    The flavours sounds intriguing ! Love the cake in itself! Thanks

  • Reply Cassandra on August 5, 2016 says;

    this is so pretty!! and i’m sure it tastes just as delicious. i love the mixture of lavender and lemon.

  • Reply Malvika Jaswal on August 5, 2016 says;

    I know this must taste out of this world.

  • Reply Zoe on August 5, 2016 says;

    I really want to grab that slice now!

  • Reply Linda on August 5, 2016 says;

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post

  • Reply Tamika on August 5, 2016 says;

    This looks heavenly. I want to see if i can duplicate it! 😀

  • Reply CookingWorld on August 5, 2016 says;

    Just found your blog, looking foward to reading and trying more recipes.

  • Reply Heidi Aubrey on August 5, 2016 says;

    such a gorgeous cake and loved the flavor you chose for the cake 🙂 I wish I could cut a slice NOW!

  • Reply Nevaeh on August 5, 2016 says;

    This is my new favourite cake!

  • Reply Rubin Mala on August 5, 2016 says;

    Thank you SO, SO, SO much for this recipe <3

  • Reply Olivia on August 5, 2016 says;

    I am lucky to have a Lavender Farm near me. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply José Cerqueira on August 5, 2016 says;

    Baked it. Great taste. 🙂 Love the aroma as well.

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