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’


For the cake:

  • 110g (4oz) Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 110g (4oz) golden caster sugar
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 75g (3oz) self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 45g (1½ oz) ground almonds
  • 110g (4oz) blueberries
  • 110g (4oz) raspberries

For the icing:

  • 75g (3oz) Kerrygold butter, cubed and softened
  • 150g (5oz) icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp single cream
  • 1 tsp fresh lavender
  • lavender sprigs, to decorate


  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:

  • Check online for suppliers of culinary lavender.
  • If you can’t find any, try using a little finely grated lemon or orange zest in the icing instead.

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.

Claire Justine
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  1. einfachtilda
    20 July 2012 / 1:23 PM

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

    • Clairejustine
      21 July 2012 / 5:38 AM

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Camille Griffiths
    21 July 2012 / 6:53 AM

    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!

    • Clairejustine
      23 July 2012 / 7:47 AM

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. healthymommyhealthybaby
    21 July 2012 / 4:39 PM

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

    • Clairejustine
      23 July 2012 / 7:47 AM

      Thank you 🙂

  4. mary_smith
    21 July 2012 / 6:42 PM

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

    • Clairejustine
      23 July 2012 / 7:55 AM

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Jessica
    3 August 2012 / 11:46 PM

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I featured this on Sweet Saturday today! Take a look.

  6. Winnie
    20 August 2012 / 6:52 AM

    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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