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Summer Almond Cake with Lavender Icing …

Summer Almond Cake with Lavender Icing how yummy!? …

Summer Almond Cake with Lavender Icing : By Alan Palmer

Serves 10

320 calories / 19.8g fat per portion

Alan says: ‘This recipe sums up summer – fresh, light and bursting with colour and flavour’



Ingredients


For the cake:



For the icing:



Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. 
  2. Line a 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition.
  5. Sift together the flour and baking powder, then fold into the mixture with the ground almonds.
  6. Gently fold in the blueberries and raspberries.
  7. Spoon into the prepared tin, level the surface and bake for 40-45 minutes. 
  8. Cool for 20 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. When cool, prepare the icing.
  10. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until combined, then whisk vigorously until pale and fluffy.
  11. Add the cream and half the lavender.
  12. Spread over the surface of the cake and decorate with the remaining lavender.



Cook’s tip:

About this post –

Recipe and photo credit by Alan Palmer’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now!

Visit Kerrygold UK for more delicious recipes and to download your free copy.

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10 responses to “Summer Almond Cake with Lavender Icing …”

  1. einfachtilda says:

    Sieht absolut lecker aus und Danke für das Rezept.LG Mathilda

  2. Camille Griffiths says:

    That looks really pretty, I'm interested to see how it tastes as I've never had culinary Lavender… I didn't even know it was edible!

  3. healthymommyhealthybaby says:

    Beautiful!!!! Bookmarking this! Thanks for linking up!!!!!!

  4. mary_smith says:

    This look delicious! I got plenty of homegrown lavender just for this recipe.

  5. Jessica says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I featured this on Sweet Saturday today! Take a look: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-saturday-15.html

  6. Winnie says:

    Clair, I can't believe I missed this GORGEOUS cake!:)It looks soooooooooooooooooooooo good :)I must remember to ask my cousin to bring me lavender from England, as Funny enough I can't find it hereI'm pinning it

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