As far as uniquely-flavored and beautiful cakes go, this one literally takes the cake! This lavender cake with peach preserves and meringue buttercream is somethin’ else! When peach and lavender come together, they create a sweet and aromatic symphony of flavors in your mouth! This cake is definitely one to try if you’re looking for something different, unique and delicious!
I created this cake recipe on a whim, exploring different flavor combination, which I love to do most! It was a total hit at family birthday party so I knew I had to share the recipe! This beautiful lavender cake starts with lavender-infused cake batter colored a pretty purple color to enhance the eating experience. If you want, you can trim away the browned top and edges before frosting.
Then, the layers are soaked with sweet, fruity peach preserves. And to make this cake even more interesting, I frosted the cake ombre-style! I used a Swiss meringue buttercream for this recipe but any type of buttercream will work well. This particular recipe is especially great for frosting cakes since it holds its shape so well! If you’ve never tried this type of frosting, I highly recommend giving it a go! If you want to go with a standard buttercream, just add the flavor and color at the end!
*Baking Tip – add a few drops of lavender at a time! Lavender oil is typically super concentrated and will make your batter and frosting taste bitter if you add too much!*
Watch my video recipe for the ombre frosting tutorial!
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Love all things lavender? Try my ‘Chocolate Lavender Pavlova’ next! Get the recipe: http://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/lavender-chocolate-pavlova/