Recipes

Miniature Lavender/Cherry Cheese Cakes
Lavender/Pineapple sheet cake
Lavender Sugar or powdered sugar
Lavender infused Milk
Lavender Whipped Cream
Lavender stems used as skewers

Miniature Lavender/Cherry Cheese Cakes

Ingredients

2 ( 8oz) cream cheese softened
1 Tbl lemon juice
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
2 Tbl ground lavender buds (I use a coffee grinder)
1 box vanilla wafers
1 pkg of 2” foil cupcake liners

Preparation

  • preheat oven to 350
  • place 1 cookie in each cupcake liner flat side up
  • place all ingredients (except vanilla wafers) in bowl – mixing until well blended
  • spoon mixture on top of cookies
  • bake 15 minutes
  • when cool – top with cherry pie filling
  • makes approximately 4 dozen mini cheese cakes

Note: if you can not find 2” cupcake liners you can use mini liners, however, you will need to crush the vanilla wafers with some butter.

Lavender/Pineapple sheet cake

Cake

Ingredients

2 eggs
2 c sugar
2 c flour
2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped nuts
1 ( 20 oz) can pineapple – do not drain
3 Tbls ground dried lavender buds (grind in coffee grinder or food processor)

Preparation

  • Mix eggs and sugar together.
  • Mix flour and soda together then add to egg mixture.
  • Add pineapple, vanilla, lavender, and nuts. Beat well.
  • Pour into a greased and floured sheet cake pan.
  • For a thicker cake, use a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Bake 350 for 25 to 35 minutes.

Icing

Ingredients

3 oz cream cheese softened
3/4 stick oleo softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¾ c powered sugar
1 tsp lavender milk (see recipes)

Preparation

  • blend cream cheese and oleo
  • add remaining ingredients
  • spread icing on cooled cake

Lavender Sugar or powdered sugar

  • Use any jar with a tight lid as the sealed container.
  • Use at a rate of 1 cup granulated sugar to 1 1/4 c fresh lavender Flowers or 2 Tbls dried buds
  • Alternate making layers of sugar and lavender. Place the jar on a back shelf in a cabinet where it is cool and dark for a couple weeks.
  • Pour into a sieve to separate the sugar from the lavender.
  • Use lavender sugar in place of regular sugar for any dessert recipe (cookies, cakes, ice cream).
  • Place lavender sugar in a blender and make into powdered sugar – can be substituted in any recipe.
  • You may wish to vary the quantity of lavender depending on taste.
  • Too much lavender will present the taste of perfume.

Lavender infused Milk

  • Infuse Lavender in milk by heating the milk and lavender to a scald stage, then let set to cool.
  • Use at a rate of 1 cup milk with 2 Tbls dried lavender buds. Either use a tea ball or strain the lavender from the milk.
  • Use in place of part of the liquid for any dessert recipe (cookies, cakes, ice cream, puddings).

Lavender Whipped Cream

  • Infuse Lavender in cream by add crushed lavender flowers then refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours
  • Use at a rate of 1 cup cream with 2 Tbls lavender flowers. Strain out the lavender.
  • Whip the cream with 2 Tbls sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Serve over fruit type desserts.

Lavender stems used as skewers

  • Soak lavender stems in water for 5 to 10 minutes. Use the stems as skewers when grilling fish, scallops, shrimp, or any fresh fruit.
  • This provides a delicate taste.