Garden Lavender Pound Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Got this from BHG April issue. I'm going to make this one for a family reunion we're having soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 325, grease and flour 2- 8 in loaf pans.
  2. Prepare lavender sugar mixture,in a spice grinder or food processor, grind 1/2 c sugar with 1-2 Tbsp dried lavender blossoms, Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl beat together the lavender sugar, butter, sugar and vanilla with mixer on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl frequently.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each one.
  7. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each sddition until just combined.
  8. (Batter will be thick) Stir in lemon peel.
  9. Spread into prepared pans.
  10. Bake 45 min or until pick comes out clean.
  11. Cool on rack 10 min, remove from pans and cool completely.
  12. In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with 1 Tbsp melted butter and enough lemon juice to get glaze to drizzling consistency.
  13. Spoon over cake, letting some drip down.
  14. sides of cake.


Most Helpful

My husband loved it and he's not a big fan of sweets. I used the maximum on the lavender and substituted yogurt and a little cornstarch for the sour cream.

AmyRed May 26, 2005

Very fragrant and pleasant! The aroma of the Lavender when I was grinding it with the sugar is sooo incredible! I used one tablespoonful. Used orange zest instead of lemon. Didn't glaze it.

V'nut-Beyond Redemption April 24, 2005

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